The best poems embody their content so thoroughly that the idea becomes inextricable from its wording. The medium perfects the message. If a message won’t benefit from the medium of poetry, it should be stated artlessly and sent right away. When you have to call 911, don’t bother crafting a poem of it.
- Peter Norman, in interview with Jacob McArthur Mooney over at The Torontoist. Read the whole thing here.