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Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

Poetry as Spiritual Practice

I think a lot about the act of asking real questions in poems as a kind of spiritual practice. I ask questions relatively often in poems, and I ask them because I don't know the answer, and because I think poems are fantastic spaces to deal with real conundrums--to go as far as you can down the road of understanding something, and then sometimes finding that at the end of that road there's another question.

Elizabeth Alexander, interviewed on publicradio.org's On Being.