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Author Archives: M Pavlicek-Wehrli
“. . . That the poems we snatch from the language must bear the habit of our thinking. That their arrangement strengthens the authority on which each separate line is laid. That they extend the line into perpetuity. That they … Continue reading
“What is the poet’s subject? It is his sense of the world. The truth is that a man’s (one’s) sense of the world dictates his subjects to him, and that this sense is derived from his personality, his … Continue reading
From Bento’s Sketchbook, a quote from Spinoza’s Ethics: “We sense and experience that we are eternal. For the mind no less senses those things which it conceives in understanding than those which it has in the memory. For the eyes of … Continue reading
(excerpt from The Life of Poetry (Introduction) : “In times of crisis, we summon up our strength. Then, if we are lucky, we are able to call every resource, every forgotten image that can leap to our quickening, every memory that … Continue reading
With thanks to Innisfree editor Greg McBride for publishing the above poem in the current issue. See also poet and essayist Rod Jellema’s essays on James Wright, Donald Hall, and Louis Simpson, in the same issue.