Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(10/27/2013 5:44:00 PM)
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Lamont, don't you get tired of hearing yourself squawk?it must be like living with a parrot inside your head. There's no need to rate Heaney or Hass against each other; they're both fine poets. " Meditation at Lagunitas" and " Heroic Simile" are as good as anything Heaney wrote. If they don't move you, blame your tin ear for being deaf to their subtle " cadence."
(10/27/2013 5:04:00 PM)
Thank you Damian. Apparently JC is too deep in denial to understand that this is the view of poetry that is, frankly, held by the finest of poets and particularly most literary critics, not just Lamont Palmer. (Everytime some one enters the forum who speaks up for formal (or near formal) poetry, he absurdly thinks its me; ignore that) . It was the prevailing opinion until about 1980 or so, when the likes of Sharon Olds decided to throw out all poetic technique, for the chopped up essay. Yes, in this climate, its an 'oldfashioned' view, but one that still creates the best work. Nice to have you in the forum. -LP
(10/27/2013 2:19:00 PM)
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Oh, and, Damian, if you happen to be Lamont, what I say above goes double for you. The more I look at " Damien's" comments above, the more they sound like your typically Lamontian narrow, mulish and mechanical poetic views.Replies for this message:
(10/27/2013 5:20:00 PM)
He's harsh because that classical, finer view of poetry you posted, de-legitimizes his own work. I understand his frustration completely. Unfortunately for JC, until Bukowski is considered to be a bet ... more
(10/27/2013 3:43:00 PM)
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Hl'. Jefferson I am not Lamont, Quite happy-to stand my own corner. you sound quite harsh in your comments, and obviously feel strongly about The subject which I respect. However the fact you feel m ... more
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