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Donald Winnicott and Harold Pinter

  “In a remembrance of the writer Harold Pinter that appeared in the Los Angeles Times (and posted on Slow Painting), Charles McNulty included a memorable quote by D. W. Winnicott: But for all his vehemence and posturing, Pinter was … Continue reading

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Why is free verse so popular?   “Free verse is a form of nonmetrical writing that takes pleasure in a various and emergent verbal music. “As regarding rhythm,” Ezra Pound writes in “A Retrospect” (1918): “to compose in the sequence of the musical phrase, … Continue reading

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What is acrimony?

  Show less Feedback Acrimony | Define Acrimony at noun. 1. sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.: The speaker attacked him with great acrimony. acrimony – definition of acrimony in English | Oxford Dictionaries reading

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Poetry for beginners

A word here about liking a poem. This should of course be our primary objective and motive. But to like is a function of the critical intelligence, as this passage by W. H. Auden makes clear: As readers, we remain in … Continue reading

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Reasons to read poems   “2. Poetry can change how you see the world A great poem, like a great novel or even a great movie, can expose you to parts of the world that you didn’t know existed and that you haven’t … Continue reading

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Happy New Leer Hippy New Flair Happy, Loo near! Aptly New Here. Hoppy knew Fear Happy New Beer Happy with Lear? Snappy New Year Cherry Xmas Very Xmas to view. Make the post of it. Hope to flee you soon. … Continue reading

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