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“……But a person in crisis, an individual in crisis, is someone who has been bowled over by some kind of crisis. And what poetry says to us is, you know what? Turn your confusion, turn your world into words. … 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
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.
“I find my position as a poet today a curious one… For a long time I have maintained that the poet’s affair was the individual human soul, the story of it in one man, in my case the transforming of … Continue reading
The Train—Meudon, 1928 Hangs suspended in time at the edge of the picture frame, its smoke trailing east, following the engine’s glide along the line of the high bridge— over the river, over treetops, concrete, and oxen— over … Continue reading