Language poetry

The Ruined American Male: Robert Creeley

August 15, 2012
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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.

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All Around Meaning

August 8, 2012
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Idiots wait on both sides of the fence.

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Poetry Scenes: Seattle

November 16, 2011
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Seattle likes to pride itself on being one of America’s Most Literate Cities.

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A Language Poet You’ll Enjoy Reading

January 7, 2011
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Add Clark Coolidge to the list of great American poets that nobody is talking about.

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How to Ransack a Poem for Parts, Part II

October 19, 2010
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Voice cannot be ransacked because true voice, unlike tone, may be inconsistent within its range of indicators. The ability to play a modulating voice against a consistent tone is a deep mystery of poetics—especially of what we might call the conversational poem.

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Surrealism Re-Imagined

October 11, 2010

At its heart, surrealism wages a political and ideological battle through language. By creating impossible images through placing disparate objects side-by-side, poetry dismantles and re-formulates our perceptions and conceptions of reality.

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