Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dennis, I want to mention that I left the extra space to the right of the image for the anthology's title, when we get one.

All suggestions are welcome!

I differ from you in seeing Language Poetry as a moment in a viable continuum, rather than as you do as the end-all and be-all of PoMo.

Just as a river carries what it collects along in its current, poetry brings Language Poetry to new water where new solutions will occur.

Heraclitus said you never step in the same stream twice. Likewise, poetry's current never stops, but moves along constantly changing, carrying all the poetry of the past to the present and future.

Lyric recovery may be our task to perform as we bathe in those waters!

Let's not demand that Language Poetry be responsible for everything that happens as poetry changes. It had its moment and now is part of the stream.


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