“When I speak of poetry I am not thinking of it as a genre. Poetry is an awareness of the world, a particular way of relating to reality… Such an artist can discern the lines of the poetic design of being. He is capable of going beyond the limitations of coherent logic, and conveying the deep complexity and truth of impalpable connections and hidden phenomena of life.
Without such perception, even a work that purports to be true to life will seem artificially uniform and simplistic. An artist may achieve an outward illusion, a life-like effect, but that is not at all the same as examining life beneath the surface.
I think in fact unless there is an organic link between the subjective impressions of the author and his ojective representation of reality, he will not achieve even superficial credibility, let alone authenticity and inner truth.”