Quoets for Poets: audience?

“Never use the word ‘audience.’ The very idea of a public, unless a poet is writing for money, seems wrong to me. Poets don’t have an “audience”: They’re talking to a single person all the time.”
–Robert Graves, from the Paris Review, The Art of Poetry No. 11

10 thoughts on “Quoets for Poets: audience?

  1. Yes…Maier. Perhaps there’s compulsion…that not to write or photograph isn’t a choice for them. I’m thinking (hoping) they knew their brilliance. Again, thank you for publishing the Graves quote to cause us to ponder.

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