The Ecopoetics of Merwin and Ammons

I take the road that bears the leaves in the mountains I grow hard to see then I vanish On the peaks it is summer –W. S. Merwin, “The Dream Again” In an online interview, transcribed by Don Boes, that appears in a literary magazine our of Wooster, Massachusetts, the Artful Dodge, W. S. Merwin was…

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Object Lessons

“A poem is energy transferred from where the poet got it . . . by way of the poem itself to, all the way over to, the reader.” -Charles Olson, “Projective Verse”   D.H. Lawrence’s essay The Poetry of the Present is worth a look for anyone interested in a poetics of immediacy-in poems that might open us to…

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