The purpose of poetry

The purpose of poetry is to remind us   how difficult it is to remain just one person,   for our house is open, there are no keys in the doors,   and invisible guests come in and out at will. from Ars Poetica? BY CZESLAW MILOSZ

Ars Poetica?

Citizen, says Dan Chiasson in The New Yorker, is a weave of artfully juxtaposed intensities, a quarrel within form about form: A prose poem, a police log, a journal entry, or—a confession board …? Reading Citizen I came to think of this poem (poem?) by Czeslaw Milosz, which in fact offer us a very exiting way to think about Claudia Rankine’s method:…