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Aesthete and Propagandist: An Interview with Gene Tanta

by Brooks Lampe Aesthetics
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It’s getting later than it’s ever been and the sonnet is nearly over: do you know where your closure is?

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.