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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...

Thursday, April 3, 2014


I bought this book, Emily Dickinson: The Gorgeous Nothings. It is an art book, with all of her "envelope poems," very short and aphoristic texts of a rare beauty, in many cases.

But are not
all Facts Dreams
as soon as
we put
them behind
us --

1 comment:

Vance Maverick said...

Likewise. I had heard about it but was captivated by the cover when I saw it in Davis. It's startling how ordinary the artifacts look, standard envelopes with that distinctive but unarchaic handwriting in pencil.