"If you talk all the time about something, you stop knowing anything about it"
--- poet Kazim Ali, writing in “One Whole Voice”, in Poetry magazine February 2012, a series of extracts from A God in the House: Poets Talk about Faith, edited by Ilya Kaminsky and Katherine Towler, to be published in March 2012 by Tupelo Press. Excerpt:
I started writing poems about spirituality and religion as a way to grasp what I believed. It might be time for me to keep quiet about this for a while. Ifyou talk all the time about something, you stop knowing anything about it.