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mUutations: Auden

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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The conflict between eternity and time is deeply embedded in the consciousness of human persons.

Translating Horace: Ode i.5

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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Horace is just too good a craftsman for a translation to do him any ultimate justice. Yet I believe translators hope for a sort of “good will” that can exist between between themselves and the poet.

Some Notes on Translations of Horace

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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If you are a poet writing in English, you carry Horace in your own voice.

Closing a Poem (Blogging through Grossman, Part 6)

by Micah Towery Art
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How do you know when you’re “done” a poem? I’m not speaking about revision, but rather, the act of writing, particularly lyrical free verse. Donna Masini once described it to me (or a class I was in—can’t remember which), as a settling in the body: a literal sense in the poet’s body that there is […]