300-Year-Old News….

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  1. S_Allen
    S_Allen February 17, 2009 at 3:23 am .

    Dang it. Another book to pick up. (I am secretly smiling)

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison February 15, 2009 at 8:18 pm .

    I don’t remember Adam Fieled saying post-avants are smarter and more educated, but the elitism you’re zeroing in on is certainly a feature of High Modernism (Pound/Eliot), the Fugitives (Tate/Ransom), doctrinaire Surrealism (Breton and …?), and that tribe of the avant-garde that traces its lineage to Dadaism and the work of Gertrude Stein. I’m working up a post on all this, but it gives me a

  3. jejacobson
    jejacobson February 15, 2009 at 6:19 pm .

    One of the things I really appreciate about haiku is the fascinating mixture of concrete and abstract. I’m bothered by Adam Feiled (?) comment that p-a’s are smarter and more educated and thus right better poetry. Basho shunned this mindset to go on his haiku tour.

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