If you would be…

If you would be a poet, create works capable of answering the challenge of apocalyptic times, even if this meaning sounds apocalyptic.

You are Whitman, you are Poe, you are Mark Twain, you are Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay, you are Neruda and Mayakovsky and Pasolini, you are an American or a non-American,
you can conquer the conquerors with words….”

—Lawrence Ferlinghetti, From Poetry as Insurgent Art [I am signaling you through the flames]

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