Uncategorized | March 29, 2005

What inspires devotion? Who inspires devotion? Jason Koo, a poet, Ph.D. student in English and creative writing, and an advisor at the Missouri Review, considers this question in his web-exclusive, “Devotion in the Age of Larry Levis.”

“The devotion Levis inspires in his readers is important—it is on the level of that inspired by a Keats or a Rilke,” Koo writes. “And I think devotion itself is an important criteria for evaluating a writer: how much devotion does he inspire in you? Do you want to read everything he has written? Do you get completely absorbed in reading anything by or about him?”

So read Koo’s piece and then head to the Discussion Forum to tell us about those poets and writers to whom you owe your devotion.