Two gifts from Edna.Posted: January 31, 2013
Last week I was invited to be a resident at the Millay Colony for the Arts to work on my commission for LGP, Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo. When I posted about it on Facebook, my wonderful friend Catherine Kastleman posted an audio recording of Edna St. Vincent Millay reading her poem “Recuerdo.” I loved it.
Maybe the key to my liking poetry is hearing it read out loud. Maybe prose is the only literary form meant to exist on its own, solely on the page; maybe poetry always needs a human voice.
Maybe everyone’s figured this out but me.