Monday, March 24, 2008

From Illinois Poet Laureate

Continuing the conversation of Poetry as Theater...

"One redemptive aspect of art is its capacity to surprise. By this I mean art's ability to invoke surprise within both artist and audience, for without it the artist falls into unknowingly self-parody and the audience snoozes in the warm blanket of the familiar. To have my work staged and performed by fine actors offers just this sort of aesthetic opportunity for the fresh and the unpredictable -- a way to rearrange the furniture of my poet's living room."
Kevin Stein

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