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October 06, 2016

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Poets especially when young are all too prone to take an exclusive and exclusionary position on the form versus freedom debate and other such "critical" subjects. Too avant-garde for the academics, too academic for the avant-gardists -- I think a lot of us are in that box. But maybe we should ignore the box in favor of the particular pleasures we prize. For example, the delight of Stein's "If I Told You."
Thanks for this stimulating post. -- DL

Thank you for taking the time to read and respond. I agree we should all ignore boxes and just enjoy the joy of words -- no matter what form they come to us in. Thank you for the forum. This week has been a true pleasure -- CR

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