From the Periphery: A Q&A With Ann Lauterbach

From the Periphery: A Q&A With Ann Lauterbach

by Celia Bland

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Posted 4.14.09

Celia Bland
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I reject the idea of the muse .... A poem is for me much more of an invitation to find form. Once the words are on the page, I have a conversation with them: 'How can I help you become a poem?' A poet has to become the most generous and the most critical reader—it’s like being a really good parent.

For poet Ann Lauterbach, the clearest and most interesting perspective comes from being on the outside.