Everything is a Remix
"One of the surest tests [of the superiority or inferiority of a poet] is the way in which a poet borrows. Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different than that from which it is torn; the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion. A good poet will usually borrow from authors remote in time, or alien in language, or diverse in interest."
- Eliot, T.S., “Philip Massinger,” The Sacred Wood, New York: Bartleby.com, 2000.
Posted by Randy Finch on Friday, August 09, 2013
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