Two Ways of Looking at Stevens’s Blackbird

4 Comments

  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison January 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm .

    We're on the same page there, Conrad!

  2. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato January 15, 2010 at 1:09 pm .

    No need to apologize, Joseph.<br /><br />I&#39;m convinced the &#39;academics&#39; have ruined the pleasures of poetry reading/writing for us. And in my humble opinion the worst (most unapproachable) poetries come from them.

  3. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison January 15, 2010 at 1:21 am .

    Sorry to slap you with the &quot;academic&quot; tag. I&#39;ve often felt that we need great secondary teachers more than great professors. Congratulations on your longtime commitment!

  4. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato January 14, 2010 at 2:06 pm .

    Joseph,<br /><br />thank you for referencing our discussion of Stevens&#39;s poem here. I look forward to more delightful exchanges with you on significant poetry issues.<br /><br />Just one clarification: I&#39;m not an academic if by that you mean a professor working in a university/college environment. I&#39;ve taught high school for 26 years, and loved every day of it.<br /><br />Poetry and

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