TheThe Poetry
≡ Menu

Pete Winslow is a very minor Beat surrealist poet who died young and only published a few books.

[Lessons in Solitude from Men]

Until now, many publishers have treated e-books as an extension of the book: hardcover, paperback, e-book. It’s not; it’s an entirely different medium.

It was the sort of chair working class people purchased on the way up along with the upright spinet to prove they were no longer poor.

[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.


[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.


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?