Terrance Hayes & Saeed Jones Discuss the Power of Language (Among other Things)

by Leslie Anne Mcilroy

Video from the After-Chat of HEArt's October 9, 2013 Performance Series with Terrance Hayes & Saeed Jones


Is a word a limitation or is it a bottomless pit of possibilities? What is the effect of our casual/lazy relationship to language? The "I" is rarely me; is that dishonest? Poetry is just everything. I am interested in change, the possibility for change. What is your obligation as a poet who wants to change the world? When we’re breezing through poetry, when we’re breezing through our humanness, we’re not doing the work. The idea of permission is really political. I have a much more interesting sex life in my writing …

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