“Most of the thought process is getting rid of thought processes. Culturally, we use language as a source of information. And poetry is not information … Unlearning and getting rid of thought is important to me because I can’t really make a poem unless I discover it, discover what it is I’m writing about or actually conveying, whether it saddens or disgusts or shames me, or whether it presents me with joy or wonder or love. To get to something fundamental in my nature I have to offer up … what I know or think I know. And if in doing that I can touch upon something fundamental about my existence, then I might just make an art object that might just make contact with another human being who I’ll never meet.”
—Ralph Angel, from Writing in Flow: Keys to Enhanced Creativity by Susan K. Perry, Ph.D.
Yes. Thank you, apoetreflects.