Thursday

Do you think there’s only one way of making sense? (We seem to be trying to trap each other into making pompous statements.)


JA: Yes, we seem to be determined both to discuss poetry and not to discuss anything at all. This is probably what we do in our poetry. I only wish I knew why we feel it to be necessary.

KK: I should think that if we really wanted to know why we felt it to be necessary that we could probably find out. I don’t think we really care.

JA: You’re right.

John Ashbery: A Conversation With Kenneth Koch

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