A Conversation with Penelope Karageorge, about The Neon Suitcase, a new collection of her poems, July 9, 2015
The best poems surprise us, touch us, move us, crash into our consciousness, set something vibrating—call it artistic sensibility—and even make a difference. Author Franz Kafka wrote: “What we need are books that hit us like a most painful misfortune, like the death of someone we loved more than we love ourselves, that make us feel as though we had been banished to the woods, far from any human presence, like a suicide. A book must be an axe for the frozen sea within us.”
Penelope Karageorge writing in her introduction to The Neon Suitcase
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Penelope on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or click here to listen on-line at the HPR website.