• I'm saying that the domain of poetry includes both oral & written forms, that poetry goes back to a pre-literate situation & would survive a post-literate situation, that human speech is a near-endless source of poetic forms, that there has always been more oral than written poetry, & that we can no longer pretend to a knowledge of poetry if we deny its oral dimension.

    Jerome Rothenberg, Diane Rothenberg (2016). “Symposium of the Whole: A Range of Discourse Toward an Ethnopoetics”, p.484, Univ of California Press