American Poetry in the Age of Whitman and Dickinson

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Poetry Is Like Revolution ― It Grubs in the Earth…

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My attention has been drawn and quartered these past four weeks, so I haven’t had a chance to post since the year began. But I do have thoughts accumulating in my head, and hope to write some of them down. Here’s an example, a footnote of sorts to an unwritten discourse:

All poetry is of its historical moment; that’s a tautology. Where poems may differ is in their degrees of access to the past and future. And in the readers for whom that access is discernible.


Written by Ben Friedlander

January 28, 2010 at 8:58 am

Posted in history