the 'I' in poetry

"And this whole absurdity about doubting the 'I' in poetry I don't understand at all. The 'I' is the source of communication of things that matter. At least, that's what I feel. I want to trust the speaker of the poem. It's like biting into gold, to see if it's true metal."

- Jack Gilbert, from an interview with Chard deNiord

 Dylan at the Bonanza Gold trailer park in Dawson City, YT.

Dylan at the Bonanza Gold trailer park in Dawson City, YT.