But the List, and My List!

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  1. William Michaelian
    William Michaelian March 7, 2009 at 4:13 pm .

    Not strange or silly at all. Either that or we’re both nuts. Which is fine too. What you say about voices was also, and still remains, part of my reading experience. And I’ve made a lot of nice discoveries in anthologies over the years. One voice, one poem, one poet — even one brilliant passage or line — makes the book worthwhile.

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison March 7, 2009 at 12:47 am .

    It occurred to me that you both (William and Baj) articulate a turn of mine quite different from mine. Of course I was struck by individual poems, but I was more (if this doesn’t seem silly) susceptible to "voices" early on: Poe enthralled me at a time when I barely understood what was happening in his stories, much less grasped their meaning. The same with poems. I always tended to fall for the

  3. William Michaelian
    William Michaelian March 5, 2009 at 3:30 pm .

    For me it was words first at a very young age; then came the exhilarating, intoxicating mind-body relationship with books; then poems, then poets. But to me, all writers were poets. And prose was poetry. I could never remember or list them all.

  4. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison March 5, 2009 at 2:35 pm .

    You make an interesting point about "poems" vs. "books." The exercise (thanks, Javier!) focused on books but could as easily focus on individual poems, which might be even more interesting.<BR/><BR/>You first. I suspect you’re about to launch another meme.

  5. baj salchert
    baj salchert March 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm .

    I’m trying to avoid this exercise for these reasons:<BR/>1. I didn’t keep track.<BR/>2. For me it was poems more than books that mattered.<BR/>3. For the most part I found those poems in anthologies.<BR/>4. I’ve given away or sold some, and don’t remember all the titles.<BR/><BR/><BR/>I’ll think on it.<BR/>If I decide to attempt it, <BR/>I will post the results on K H.

  6. J.H. Stotts
    J.H. Stotts March 4, 2009 at 8:18 pm .

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