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Poetry Fix Episode 15: Transtromer

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson briefly discuss Tomas Transtromer’s poems “Street Crossing” and “Face to Face.”

Poetry Fix, Episodes 13 & 14: Mary Oliver and Keats

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Episodes 13 and 14 of Poetry Fix. Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson briefly discuss John Keats’ poem “This Living Hand” and Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese.”

Poetry Fix Episode 7: Robert Frost

by Chris Robinson Poetry and Poetics
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Episode 7 of Poetry Fix: Robert Frosts’s “Once by the Pacific.”

Thoughts on “Mock Orange” and Minimalism

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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Minimalism is not about powerful messages about the nihilism or poverty of the human condition (though it’s certainly easy to think so!). Instead, minimalist art creates a framework through which you view the world. It gives you the bones of the skeleton and then you fill out the flesh. But watch out! The minimalist artist still controls the bones (and hence the body that you have put on them). Minimalism is as silent as the movie frame.