Natasha Trethewey (skip to 12:40):
Louise Gluck (skip to 1:00):
At the end of the day, I suppose it shouldn’t matter, really. I guess what makes me somewhat anxious is the fact that these are big-time role models for the rest of us, and I wonder if they consciously intend it – do they say to themselves, I use ‘poet voice’ in my public readings and you know what, I’m fine with that?
Or do they just not know?
Update: Lots of commentary on Facebook at this link