Walt Whitman

Returning to the Natural Baby Voice: An Interview With Maria Mazziotti Gillan

by Micah Towery Reviews & Interviews
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Did Whitman play it safe? Ginsberg? Anne Sexton? Adrienne Rich? No, they didn’t and that’s why people remember their work.

The Old Rocker

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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It was the sort of chair working class people purchased on the way up along with the upright spinet to prove they were no longer poor.

In the Garden: Re-Reading Whitman

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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A garden, like all true relationships, is a pact with loss, with effacement, and when we fear effacement, it already begins to give birth to power and envy and death inside us.

Poem of the Week: Etheridge Knight

by Joe Weil Poems of the Week
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[Feeling Fucked Up]

Bob Kaufman’s Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness

by Brooks Lampe Aesthetics
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Paradoxically, the Beats depicted themselves and the society they were rejecting in surreal imagery. America, in their estimation is a surrealist circus, full of absurdities.