Poems are Made of Words

Poems are Made of Words

Class notes, SAIC, 1991

At a dinner party, Dore Ashton on  Degas – complaining about working on a sonnet – he had lots of ideas, but…

Paul Valerie – “Poems are made, not of ideas, but of words.”

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