Thursday, November 12, 2009

Great Interview with Sam Hamill

Speaking of Copper Canyon Press, here's a great interview with Sam Hamill, the founder...

Sam Hamill:

I've always liked Ezra Pound's famous comment, "Poetry is news that stays news." Poetry is a very large house with many rooms, closets, attics, basements, bedrooms and kitchens. For me, the practice of poetry is a way of life - as it was for many of the ancient Chinese and Japanese poets I have translated. For me, poetry is for re-reading, a world to be explored and revisited, a world that enriches the quality of one's life.

Read the full interview here at
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