The Dishonour of the Poets



But his being a poet has made him a revolutionary who must fight on all terrains: on the terrain of poetry by appropriate means and on the terrain of social action, without ever confusing the two fields of action under penalty of re-establishing the confusion that is to be dissipated and consequently ceasing to be a poet, that is to say, a revolutionary.

~ Benjamin Peret 

Excerpt from “The Dishonour of the Poets,” 1945.

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