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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, May 16, 2017

Devotional and Religious

When Longfellow wrote his essay on Spanish devotional and religious poetry, he didn't mention St. of the Cross or Fray Luis, or Santa Teresa de Ávila.  But a much later poem he uses Miguel de Molinos, a less known mystic to whom Valente was very attached.

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