From “Why I Still Write Poetry”

Charles Simic in New York Review of Books:

“The kinds of poems I write—mostly short and requiring endless tinkering—often recall for me games of chess. They depend for their success on word and image being placed in proper order and their endings must have the inevitability and surprise of an elegantly executed checkmate.”

Full article: https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2012/05/15/why-i-still-write-poetry/

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