Unsaid Words Resonating Around the Edge of the Poem

Gary Snyder, “The Art of Poetry N° 74” by Eliot Weinberger, The Paris Review 141 (Winter 1996)

INTERVIEWER
So you think people should read the margins of your books?

SNYDER
This is an oral art. They should listen to the unsaid words that resonate around the edge of the poem.

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