THE POET'S LIFE
a photo essay with commentary
by Max Reif
Lord Byron, the poet as hero
|For centuries, the life of the poet has been the stuff
of both romantic legend and of vicious slander. In reality, though,
most poets are neither ethereal sprites nor drunken Dionyses.
They live lives of responsibilities, challenges, and relationships,
just like other people. The brief photo essay below should help
to dispel some of the old myths.
THE POET'S ENVIRONMENT
Whether a poet numbers him/herself among the compulsively neat
like our typical poet whose room, above, is a bit more casual,
of a deep commitment to the art of poetry is never likely to be far
THE LIFE OF THE MIND
Though poetry arises out of passion as well as intellect, the
himself to currents in the world of ideas, as well as to the verse
of his peers.
The present-day poet is no stranger to the Age of Information.
is one of the means by which he/she keeps a hand on the pulse of Society.
THE FINE ART OF CONVERSATION
The work of the poet (right) becomes enriched by
contact with characters from all strata of Society.
Nor is innocent fun absent from the poet's life.
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