Lo Siento…

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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 30, 2013 at 3:43 pm .

    You'll enjoy Cardenal, Lyle—I can almost guarantee it! The first Canticle is a gauntlet, though. He's winnowing out the less intrepid readers….

  2. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett December 29, 2013 at 2:43 am .

    I&#39;ve been meaning to get my hands on the Hikmet biography — saw someplace a while back that it was forthcoming, now that it&#39;s out I&#39;ll need to go chasing it.<br /><br />An American poet whose work Hikmet&#39;s poetry has often specifically reminded me of is Carl Sandburg, especially in the great long poems they both wrote, Hikmet&#39;s <i>Human Landscapes from my Country</i> and

  3. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 27, 2013 at 7:27 pm .

    Hi, Carlos. I didn&#39;t say anything about &quot;all American poets&quot; nor was I making a political point (if I had, I wouldn&#39;t have used Ammons as an example: he was almost completely apolitical). I was making a point about scope. It&#39;s not, for me, a question of who one thinks one is writing for. <i>The Divine Comedy</i> was certainly not aimed at the average 13th century Florentine,

  4. Carlos de la Parra
    Carlos de la Parra December 27, 2013 at 5:15 pm .

    Great article,but I beg to differ from shelving all American poets as uncaring to express themselves against the inconsistencies of power, or that they have a consensus about not being heard, Who should care at all ?<br />poets are not there to perform for politicians only, but for everyone in all social levels.

  5. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato December 26, 2013 at 9:18 pm .

    Joseph,<br /><br />thanks for the Cardenal title, Joseph: the poet&#39;s religiosity interests me a great deal and I have just ordered a copy.<br /><br />Awesome reviews, as always!

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