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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Jersey: epicenter of American poetry?

Last month, Mr. Merwin won a second Pulitzer prize for poetry — the fourth New Jersey poet to win in the last 10 years, a streak that is unmatched of late by any other state, and one that raises the question of whether it is more than just a happy coincidence.
The truth is the poets up there don't write nothing at all; they just sit back and let it all be.