O that awful, that constricting "I am a poet"
Today’s poet ought to be a child, but a cunning, sober, and careful child. Let him write poetry, yet let him be capable of realizing its limitations at all times. Let him be a poet, but a poet prepared at all times to revise the relationship of poetry to life and reality. Let him, while being a poet, not stop being a man even for an instant. Let the man refuse to subordinate himself to the...