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Double Contact: William Carlos Williams

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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Stating the obvious is not easy.

Primer on Imagery

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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Before Modernism, most poetry told, with showing as merely a form of decoration. Either that, or poetry sought a synthesis between showing and telling where the showing told and the telling showed.

And I Chose—All: Mary Ruefle

by Colie Hoffman Poetry and Poetics
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Picasso wrote this well before Mary Ruefle started publishing books, but if his words could be an egg, Ruefle’s Selected Poems would hatch right out of it.