Tag Archives: Allen Ginsberg

Long poems last for a long time

Lately, poetry is all coming in floaty long phrases. It’s all endless stretching introductions full of commas. I think it’s because I’m in a beginning, and don’t have the clarity to send down a full stop sort of root into … Continue reading

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Protector of the Small

Here’s some small and beautiful books that I have around the house: This Is Important by F.A. Nettelbeck. Half a sheet of letter paper, xeroxed, cut the long way and folded accordion-style. Tiny poems. WHEN you travel fora distance and … Continue reading

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Cheap thrills, writing hangovers, long poems

Have you ever written – and published – a line that later gives you a hot blush of shame? For me it’s always some cheap trick of rhetoric that seemed like a good idea when it spewed off my fingertips … Continue reading

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Fear of disillusion; a point to poetry

I felt a moment’s temptation to try and go see Mary Oliver. But what if she’s a twit? It was rather upsetting when I went to hear Margaret Atwood, though we’re all ambivalent about her these days for being a … Continue reading

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