Passager: Aging in Poetry
Kendra Kopelke, UB Professor, Co-founder of Passager
When somebody says, "It changed my life!," what do they really mean? If that somebody is older—70, 85, maybe even 100—do we wonder if "change" is even possible?
For the UB folks who run Passager—one of the country's preeminent literary journals for older writers, age and change go hand in hand. In a completely natural way, the desire to explore the world, to express oneself, to keep on working, are all right there with it.
Now nearing its 30th anniversary, Passager is dedicated to what its contributors say is the true life-changing experience: Published poems, stories, memoirs, essays, along with the public recognition for some amazing artists and thinkers, regardless of their years.
Kendra Kopelke, a UB professor and chair of the M.F.A. program, and one of the journal's founders, says simply: "That's our work."
The work, and the changes it brings to those who want to share their insights for as long as they can, is profound. Beautiful. Everlasting.
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