Friday, June 27, 2008

Jorie Graham, Virtual Reality & War

Jorie Graham spoke about the world being unbearable on WBUR's "The Connection" with Dick Gordon (May 31, 2002), noting how the virtual world takes us away from our bodies, and often causes oversimplifications. Poetry helps us to recomplicate our thoughts. Poetry can allow us to feel contradictions, something we need to allow ourselves.  She read from Never (2002).

Again guest on "The Connection" (March 23, 2005) Graham commented on her newer poetry of war and read from Overlord (2005).