"Poetry has archived the emotional and sensory experience of our species." —Pamela Harrison
Poet Stanley Kunitz taught, “Poetry is most deeply concerned with telling us what it feels like to be alive at any given moment.”
While historians busy themselves certifying dates and hard facts then codifying general geological, philosophical, and sociological movements, poets, have told “the stories of the soul in its adventure on this earth.”
Over millennia and in every language, poetry has archived the emotional and sensory experience of our species, articulating the particularities of individual human circumstance and mapping the depth and breadth of humans’ inner lives, where the meanings are.
Pamela Harrison is the author of six poetry collections. Her poems have been published in a variety of literary journals and magazines, including Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, Georgia Review, Laurel Review, Green Mountains Review, Cimarron Review, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, and Yankee Magazine.
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