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mUutations: Louis Simpson

by Brooks Lampe Poetry and Poetics
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The poem points to something I am growing increasingly aware of: surrealism is fundamentally mimetic.

On Gene Tanta’s “Critical Introduction to Unusual Woods.”

by Brooks Lampe Academia
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Even though both the form and content of Gene Tanta’s work are particular to his Romanian-immigrant experience, he insists that his poetry is accessible to everyone. His poetry, he says, exists both as aesthetic objects and political propaganda. This is absolutely true about all poetry, not just his own. Inevitably, literary criticism will come to see that literature is always both.