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from <i>A Poet’s Work,</i> by Sam Hamill

from A Poet’s Work, by Sam Hamill

The true poet gives up the self. The I of my poem is not me. It is the first per­son imper­son­al, it is per­mis­sion for you to enter the expe­ri­ence which we name Poem.”

—Sam Hamill, “The Neces­si­ty to Speak”