Adios, Louis Simpson

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  1. vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras)
    vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras) September 19, 2012 at 6:45 am .

    So let us say it again—long live the well-crafted work of this keen-sighted poet.

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison September 19, 2012 at 2:32 am .

    Opinion has always been divided on Simpson since his embrace of open forms. Lots of folks feel he went too far toward prose and mourned his abandonment (their view) of a considerable talent for traditional forms. Simpson's music, as time went on, became more and more relaxed—sometimes slack, sometimes cannily flexible. He has a terrific poem about recovering from neurasthenia (the "break

  3. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett September 19, 2012 at 1:59 am .

    I hadn&#39;t heard the news of Louis Simpson until I read your blogpost here, Joseph. I&#39;ve read Simpson&#39;s work just sporadically over the years, though I&#39;ve generally enjoyed what I&#39;ve read. I like the poems you&#39;ve given here, particularly &quot;Working Late&quot; and &quot;Caviar at the Funeral.&quot;<br /><br />Somewhere Robert Bly tells how Louis Simpson was once going to

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