imagists

Thanks, Mr. Divine Comedy: Gregory Orr and John Smith dual review

July 11, 2013
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Both inhabit the same generational orbit: Nam, eastern spirituality mixed with a dose of overcoming the dark spots through mindfulness, meditation, a sometimes didactic sense of wisdom that would not be out of place at a weekend retreat on Rumi.

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Georg Trakl in Plato’s Republic

May 15, 2013
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Poetry, like music, like dance, might be defined as the precision of ecstasy, and the ecstasy of precision, an ecstatic precision, and measured ecstasy.

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mUutations: Louis Simpson

December 12, 2011
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The poem points to something I am growing increasingly aware of: surrealism is fundamentally mimetic.

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Literary Movements: Insider as Outsider and Token Renegade

December 29, 2010
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When gaining a foothold among the establishment, it is important the so called “outsiders” or mavericks have a figure fully anchored within the establishment who can be “acceptable.”

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How to Ransack a Poem for Parts

October 16, 2010
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Hunch against the wind. / Call to the shadows / of lengthening children.

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