Not Everything

Anselm Kiefer, Sternenfall ('Falling Stars'), 1995

Rae Armantrout in conversation with Michael Silverblatt about her new poetry collection titled Just Saying  (5/30/13):

I like poems that leave me thinking, poems that start me thinking, I guess, and don't, at the end, tie everything up. 

I guess I like puzzles. I like riddles. There are a lot of riddles in Emily Dickinson, for instance. 

And I like space to think. That doesn't mean that I like to be vague. I hope I'm not vague. 

I try to be very specific, but not everything that's specific is comprehensible.