Walt Whitman

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

April 10, 2014
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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.

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The Old Rocker

October 21, 2011
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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.

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In the Garden: Re-Reading Whitman

August 22, 2011
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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.

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Poem of the Week: Etheridge Knight

March 10, 2011
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[Feeling Fucked Up]

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Bob Kaufman’s Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness

February 21, 2011
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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.

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