Tag Archives: Poetry

Thinking about Wallace Stevens….

     “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

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Innisfree Poetry Journal – Issue 26

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.

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Explorations: No. 5

“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

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Explorations (II) The Ekphrastic Poem

  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

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Explorations (I): “Breath & No Breath”

After a nine month hiatus, I’ve decided to try a fresh approach, an approach which will bring together an exploration of the processes I engage in when working in the studio or at my desk. If I dig deeply enough … Continue reading

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