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Again thanks to Stacey Harwood for this opportunity to air my stray thoughts. . . I am a reader of poetry, get BAP annually, but write very little. . .mainly prose poems like the ones I read by french poets like char or reverdy though not in their league of course. . .I am an American, Chicago-born, in that line everyone quotes from Saul Bellow, a very smart fellow. . "everyone" in that sentence being a case not of rhetorical dishonesty but acceptable bullying. . . "I" am bullshit but so are "you" and "we" and "they" -- you have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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The Republicans are like a drowning man who pulls down his rescuer thinking he's pulling him to safety and the Dems are like the girl on the shore who pulls down her boy-cut hipsters when no one's watching -- Walter Carey Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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My thanks to Stacey Harwood and David Lehman for inviting me to blog my thoughts from time to time. . . . . I am proudly contrarian. You tell me the conventional wisdom and I will instinctively take the opposite position. . .For example I believe that a good cover story is "Can Men Have it All?". . and the next time I hear the words "double standard" I am going to say "how come elite schools like Wellesley and Bryn Mawr can stay single sex?". . .The new SI swimsuit issue is on the stands, fans. . .I love... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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