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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?

  https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/free-verse-poets-glossary   “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 Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/browse/acrimony 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 https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/acrimonyContinue 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

http://mamiverse.com/9-reasons-to-read-poems-75546/   “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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