Pronoiac Poetics 1

“The Poet’s Dilemma” by Daniel Pinchbeck

Dear Daniel: I too feel that poets and artists need to move into a new real realm beyond alienation and pessimism . . . [but] what is an artist supposed to do? You can only write the visions that come to you. You can’t consciously ‘steer’ the material into positive attitudes unless you want your poem or novel to be some sort of propaganda piece, or some sort of fake smile on the face of a suffering man.

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One thought on “Pronoiac Poetics 1

  1. Thank you, danke, & gracias :)

    to you and Rob for doing this. When I’m feeling down, or have been force-fed too much of the world’s apolcalyptic pessimism, I habitually scour Rob’s site for just this kind of content.

    Keep up the great work!

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