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Reading an interview in The Quarterly Conversation I came across this interesting quote from writer Abdellatif Laabi: “There’s something archaic in the function of the poet that we should never abandon. It’s an archaic art. In poetry, we find the first expression of human emotions: anger, fear, doubt, etc. Human memory has been conveyed by poetry. And it’s also true that in its original, almost archaic, function, there was something prophetic about it. “

 

 

The interview in its entirety can be read here: http://quarterlyconversation.com/the-abdellatif-laabi-interview

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