Name: Svetlana Nedeljkov
Home Country: Serbia
Current Country: Canada
Occupation: PhD Candidate
What does poetry mean to you?
Ezra Pound is certainly a writer whose work I enjoy on a daily basis (my dissertation is on Pound), but how could I leave out poets such as H.D. , Sylvia Plath, Denise Levertov, or Susan Howe? I recently re-read Stanley Kunitz’s The Wild Braid and found it even more enjoyable than I had the first time I read it. Kunitz is another one of my favourites.
Why do you like this poet/poem?
I find the visual imagery of Kunitz’s poetry fascinating. His world comes alive with each poem, transforms into a tangible and brightly coloured haven, and then disappears again with the turn of the page.