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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...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I've modeled my writing on a few other scholars. Marjorie Perloff for clarity. John Kronik for clarity. Guy Davenport for clarity.


Clarissa said...

My main goal in terms of writing is to learn to write like Terry Eagleton. I may disagree passionately with his ideas, but the beauty and the luminous clarity of his writing never ceases to make me intensely envious.

Jonathan said...

What, are you trying to read all 500 posts in one day?

Eagleton I find unbearably glib.