Posts Tagged: The Last Poem I Loved

The Last Poem I Loved: “Snow for Wallace Stevens” by Terrance Hayes

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The only time I had the privilege to meet Jake Adam York was after a panel he participated in at the 2012 AWP Conference. The panel was called “In White: White Poets and Race,” and I was hooked. For so long I had yearned to write blues poetry, to sit down and dialogue about race and history (as James Baldwin discusses in his essay “Unnameable Objects, Unspeakable Crimes”) with other people and through poetry.

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Jazzy Danziger: The Last Poem I Loved, “Epithalament” by Brenda Shaughnessy

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Contrary to popular belief, language is not flat, passionless, clichéd and dying, and if you disagree, it’s imperative that you read Brenda Shaughnessy’s poem “Epithalament” as soon as possible.

Language must be “weirded” if it’s going to make the ordinary new again and rejuvenate the old ideas.

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