“Against Explanation”

January 8, 2015

“I don’t know how to give more of myself than a poem. Every poem I write is more accurate than anything I can ever tweet about it: my interior life, and its struggle and desire to converse with the exterior world.” Tarfia Faizullah writes for Poetry‘s blog about why she doesn’t want to explain her poems, the power of breath, and the frustrating implications of the question, “did it happen to you?”

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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