Odyssey Online


November 12, 2012 · No Comments

At the Poetry Magazine website Vera Pavlova has published a page of her epigrams about poetry.  Two of my favorites:

  • My diaries are letters from my former self to my future self. My poems are replies to those letters.
  • An ideal poem: every line of it can serve as a title for a book.

Epigrams are compasses, ways to navigate the investigations (large and small) that one is about.  We have collections of epigrams from humorous to Hasidic, from Greek to Roman, from John Donne to Fredrich Nietzsche to microfilmed.  An Encore Search on epigram will do it…


Categories: Essay on Bibliography