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Tracy Mitchell
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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by Tracy Mitchell » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:47 pm

Hi AJ,
Not troubled, but just not moved -- I don't see an inevitable relevance or connection.  Like driving home from the grocery store without beets.  While your brother in Oshkosh has his pants shortened and a radio in Anchorage plays White Cliffs of Dover.  Is the wind blowing southerly?  I don't conceive of the writing process to make invisible the internal world.  Just my take.




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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by ajduclos » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:20 pm

Gotcha ya, Tracy.  If one looks at the quote from the perspective of the poetic process, the craft, then yes, not much here to get excited about.

I looked at it from the perspective of the idea, the material, the food that the craft and process of poetry molds, massages and expresses.  And that while it may not be suitable for everyone's consumption, is in fact about everyone. 


p.s.  I presume you meant "visible" in your 2nd to last sentence... or am I lost again...............

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