Posts Tagged: David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Cornerstones of American Poetry

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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.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Midnight in the Century

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…today’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?

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

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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.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Something More Than Style

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Earlier this week, while speaking to some younger poets, I became intrigued with their nascent fascination, to the point of headiness, with all things poetically elliptical, non-linear, and disjunctive. I say intrigued, but in my heart it felt more like exasperated. Listening to them, I realized that it was as if style —not form, not […]

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: News of the Weird in Poetryland

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New book reports postmodernists forced to write in rhyme and meter Exposing widespread abuses faced by beginning poets writing in postmodern verses, a new book titled “Between the Lines,” revealed that poets who write post-experimental poetry are forced by their betters to write, sometimes as often as fifteen times a day, completely in rhyme and […]

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Poetry Shutdown Begins – Poets and Critics Fail to Agree

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A flurry of last-minute phone calls, philippics, tweets, and Facebook posts by poets and critics late last night failed to break a bitter standoff over the latest poetry-is-dead attacks, setting in motion the first poetry shutdown in the history of American poetry. The impasse meant that hundreds of thousands of American poets were to be […]

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