hold the microphone like a grudge

Javier’s breakdown on Corky Gonzalez’s I am Joaquín has me inspired to develop some scansion skills, continue acquiring academic and practical base of poetic knowledge, and combine those together into a tight MLA or Chicago writing style.

However, I do not want to place a higher value on the tools of poetry over the product of poetry since it is the visceral and immediate mixed with the persistent friction between viewpoints that initially brought me into poetry. In fact, it’s what has kept me in poetry.

Enough proselytizing, it’s time to write more poems and let someone greater than me have the last word here.

Arte Poétics 1974

Perdóname per haberte ayudado a comprender
que no estás hecha sólo de palabras.

Roque Dalton

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