Models of Consciousness

Paul Hoover, interviewed by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa in Jacket, about Hoover’s Sonnet 56 (Les Figues Press, 2009):

 

“Poems are neither organic nor inorganic; they are constructions built of desire, language, pre-existing conditions of the genre, models of consciousness available to you, and the present occasion of writing, with its red leaf falling past the window.”

 

 

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