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Forgotten Poet of the Day: Denise Levertov

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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I came to admire Levertov only after I was approaching forty and she had recently died. I was old enough then to appreciate her seriousness of purpose. I came to admire her the way I had Muriel Rukeyser.

Lists and Parataxis: A primer for those who want it

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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Whitman has more listings than an anal retentive suburbanite.

Freedom and The Arts

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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When I was young, I wanted to stain the world with my permanence which is why, I suppose I became a poet.

The Ruined American Male: Robert Creeley

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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A sort of mystical reticence which, to tin ears, seems non-existent, but is the gobbled and cobbled and ruined talk of the American male.

On Rhetorical Devices and Their Use

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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If you want to escape all rhetoric, you are out of luck.