Quote from Jeanette Winterson on poetry Quote from Jeanette Winterson on poetry

Quote from Jeanette Winterson on poetry

I read an article in the NY Times on March 9th about the author Jeanette Winterson

and thought it was so good, that I am quoting her here on my little blog. So here’s one for all you poets out there, struggling with the “tough language.”

“When people say that poetry is a luxury, or an option, or for the educated middle classes, or that it shouldn’t be read at school because it is irrelevant, I suspect that the people doing the saying have had things pretty easy. A tough life needs a tough language—and that is what poetry is.”

Jeanette Winterson, author, of: Why Be Happy, When You Can Be Normal?