Posts Tagged: W. S. DiPiero

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: “Daddy, what did YOU do in the great ‘Poetry Is Dead’ war?”

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Read poetry, what else? That’s the greatest military maneuver in the ‘Poetry Is Dead’ war, isn’t it? It’s where the odds are longest, the risk greatest, kind of like Lee at Chancellorsville. It’s where you can ward off the absurdities, the dismissiveness, the walk-backage, as well as the battles that took place on a three-thousand […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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A tale of a poetry reading, or maybe the word “cock” is inherently funny. Annie Finch tells you everything you need to know about the sonnet. Who was in Best American Poetry 2009? The answer probably won’t surprise you. W. S. DiPiero in Threepenny Review: “Certain art gets fresh with us. It stings with what […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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The Rumpus has already mentioned W. S. DiPiero’s essay about walking in San Francisco from the November issue of Poetry, but there are others dealing with the same general idea as well. Kay Ryan on Marin County, Peter Cole on Jerusalem and A. E. Stallings on Athens are a good start. I very much enjoyed […]

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