A literary exploration of how to live meaningfully in “the darkness of our time” needn’t be as bleak or daunting as it sounds, according to a world-renowned poet who will read here this week.
“Looking in to the darkness can be very generative,” Anne Waldmansaid in a phone interview from her home in New York. “It can be about seeing light in the darkness. That makes people sharper and forces them to think a little more deeply, waking them up to the luminous details of life. So it’s not just gloom and doom, but a way out through imagination.”