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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison March 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm .

    Unfortunately, I'm one of those cranks who doesn't give a shit about whose work is important historically. That's an academic's game, and a parlor game at that. Anyone who thinks he knows who'll be considered a major American poet a century from now is self-deluded. All I can do is enjoy what I enjoy. Carroll is one of those I enjoy. His Fellini poem above, his ode to his

  2. Curtis Faville
    Curtis Faville March 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm .

    When I was at Iowa [1969-1972], Carroll was not discussed. I read The Poem in its Skin, and Odes, and found a straight-talking Midwesterner, who sounded more like a promoter and rabble-rouser than a serious poet. I understood that he'd inherited money, which made possible some of his publishing ventures. He'd married late, and had a late son (Luke). His fame seemed to rest on a brief

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