Poetry sometimes forgets about relationships. Because it tries to deal with too much abstraction. And in the end it’s the relationships which are so important. Especially in a world like today in which there is so much disaster and so much fragmentation. I think the notion of relationships ... is very very important. And in fact when you listen to our poets, it might be a good idea to discern who is aware of the importance of relationships and who is not.
-- Kamau Brathwaite, as found on YouTube