Poetry, Teaching and Technology With August Kleinzahler

Ratik Asokan interviews August Kleinzahler and asks about changes noticed in students’ habits of writing and reading. He mentions about keeping a distance from information technology

Technology is fabulous; it has unquestionable merits. But it has liabilities, as well. The amount of information we have access to is a wonderful resource, but it eliminates a number of steps that include thinking and memory and association, and I think it makes the mind rather lazy (there is some evidence now that shows that technology is changing the chemistry of the brain in real time).

Later in the interview he discusses the distractions created by technology but suggests that poetry will continue to be significant

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