Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Books for Breakfast

The Complete Poems, Wallace Stevens


Occasioned by Jimmy Abad's recitation of The Snowman in class. Beautiful poem. He used it to segue into how one ought to write a lyric poem following through from an idea. It is alright to write about ideas, he said, but what one ought to do is to make sure that the idea carries the weight of the physical world, which becomes the details that push the argument one is making.

I thought this would interest evaluna, whose poems tend toward this, I think, as much as it interested me.

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