Wordsworth

Notes and jottings for a work on the evolution of intuition and sensation in modernist / post-modernist poetry

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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No motion has she now, no force / she neither hears nor sees

Thoughts on George Oppen

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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That morning I walked home reciting Oppen’s poem to myself, and I could not wear out the truth of it, or stop the overwhelming sense of grief and anger I felt, but also awe–awe at the child’s calm, her soft little voice, poor Kenny’s deep animal moan when her flesh sloughed off in his hand.

Double Contact: William Carlos Williams

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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Stating the obvious is not easy.

How to Ransack a Poem for Parts

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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Hunch against the wind. / Call to the shadows / of lengthening children.

The Flaming Poodle of the Mind: Poetry Readings, Vaudeville & Louise Gluck’s Legs

by Joe Weil Aesthetics
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If I am anything at all, I am a vaudevillian. Considering that vaudville has been stone dead the last 80 years, that’s a hard thing to be, but wouldn’t you want to attend a reading where, first, someone read Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art” beautifully, followed by a white poodle jumping through a fiery hula hoop, then a great tap dancer, and then a good torch singer doing “Strange Fruit,” topped off by a rousing version of Etheridge Knight’s “All Fucked Up”?

Joe Weil on Hecht’s “A Hill”

by THEthe Poetry Blog Editors Poetry and Poetics

[Interview: 2/25/2010]