Wednesday, January 18, 2012

John Burnside

As much as it has ever done, poetry renews and deepens the gift that most surely makes us human: the imagination. And that is as essential to public as it is to private life, because the more imaginative we are, the more compassionate we become – and that, surely, is the highest virtue of all.
A fine piece by John Burnside in the Telegraph, musing on his win and poetry in general. 

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