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Radical Poetry

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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The radical poetry of 100 years ago was not radical in terms of style. It was conventional in terms of style and this doomed much of it.

13 Ways of Looking at the Pragmatist Ashbery, OR Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty: Ashbery and the Central Doctrine of American Pragmatism

by Andrew Field Poetry and Poetics
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So what are some other major facets of Ashbery’s relationship to American pragmatism?

“This Was the First Day / Of the New Experience”: Notes Towards a Pragmatist Reading of Ashbery’s Poetry and Poetics, Part I

by Andrew Field Poetry and Poetics
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I want to start with a problem: an overwhelming, close to paralyzing sense that an essay about John Ashbery’s poetry is like a representational critique of a cubist painting.

Joe Weil on Hecht’s “A Hill”

by THEthe Poetry Blog Editors Poetry and Poetics

[Interview: 2/25/2010]