Lauren Sperber

Giorgio Agamben defines poetry

giorgio agamben
Giorgio Agamben

“…the harmony between sound and sense that defines the very site of poetry.”

“…poetry is defined by a constitutive disjunction between the intellect and language in which, while language speaks without comprehending (“almost moved by itself”), the intellect comprehends without being able to speak.”

—”‘Corn’: From Anatomy to Poetics,” The End of the Poem