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[The Blue Dress]

This process of differentiation comes at a cost, however, alienating the rebel from his cultural and ideological context.

[To Women Waiting at the Gynecologist]

American literature sprung truly from the soil of democracy would be lively, but unrefined, poor on rules of thumb, sacrificing refinement to vitality.

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[He Who Talks With A Fist And The Voyeur]

What would a trip to Paris be without a gentle kiss from Destiny?

Here’s a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca that could change your life, if your name is Euclid or Bernhard Reimann.

[43]

When love and all its fruit come into question, you know you have a problem.

I am about to model for you a form of close reading that does not need effort so much as stealth, and curiosity, and the willingness to wrestle with angels.

[3 Poems from “62 Sonnets”]

Does poetry think with philosophy? Or might we re-pose the question: does poetry rely on philosophy to think?

[Secrets of the Garden of a Vacant House Seen in a Dream]

Perhaps it is the ends of art I hate--the way it is "valued" rather than integrated into the dynamic of being alive.

The first books I saw when I walked in were Franco Moretti’s two-volume history of the novel. I’m in paradise.

[Three Prose Poems]