In Praise of Limestone

A Theory of Poetry Words are not stones and very few of them are carved into marble; they last, when they last, on perishable paper pages and in the fallible minds of men and women. So when you get a chance to write an epitaph, you’d be advised to consider carefully. One of the bestContinue reading “In Praise of Limestone”

Poetry about poetry and poetry about hunger

I too, dislike it, Marianne Moore writes in a poem she simply called Poetry: as if sensing the ensuing fate of poetry is to be genuinely ignored—but offers a quick apologia: poetry is a place for the genuine, she insists. It is useful. One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by halfContinue reading “Poetry about poetry and poetry about hunger”