The job of the poet is to draw up out of the unconscious an awareness of something that is greater than anything that can be expressed in words. It might even be called a revealing of God’s presence, or God’s incarnating in a particular way to this particular poet, whose task it is to articulate the experience and pass it on. To surprise you. To shake you up. To renew your sense of wonder at your being, and God’s being, and the mystery of creation.
-Kathleen Norris, A Word Made Flesh: Incarnational Language and the Writer, in The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God