Posts by: David Biespiel

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Old Friends Or Lovers


I was becoming awed by the wide horizon of the speech that arose out of an individual life lived in a single era and generation. I was becoming attracted to the writer’s creativity. ...more

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Cornerstones of American Poetry


The only way I can put it is, no American poet I have ever met regardless of disposition or poetics has disliked Frank Stanford’s poems. ...more

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Midnight in the Century

By’s poetry apologists for the Iraq war just keep repeating their intelligence error odes. Wouldn’t it be better, however, if they would address the horror of the failed effort in Iraq? ...more


David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: The Poet’s Journey: Chapter 10


Becoming a poet means locating what images and symbols, what argument and figuration, are best suited to convey the aspects of change you most want to reveal through your writing. ...more