“I think when you’re a poet you have to forget you’re a poet — a real poet doesn’t draw attention to the fact he’s a poet. The reason a poet is a poet is to write poems, not to advertise himself as a poet.”
The great Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai in a fascinating Paris Review interview. I have to wonder what he would have thought of this ever-proliferating world of writers’ blogs and the presence of writers qua writers in the ballooning social media. It’s all really come into being since his death. My wife is always telling me I should spend less time blogging or Facebooking and more writing. Amichai would probably concur.