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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Inchoate

I like the word inchoate because it combines the concept of something just begun and something unformed--unformed because just begun. I enjoy the feeling of things taking shape, changing from inchoate to "choate." I even enjoy it when the ideas are still just floating around with no defined shape.

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