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  1. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett April 30, 2013 at 12:36 am .

    Correction to a typing error in the third paragraph of my comment above. I meant, of course, "foreword," not "foreward."

  2. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett April 30, 2013 at 12:33 am .

    Joseph, what you say in your last paragraph here (&quot;this sort of failure assumes there will be no readers&quot; etc.) reminds me of something the writer Meridel LeSueur told a couple of times, about the poet Allen Tate. She said that Tate used to say that he was glad he came from Tennessee, because in Tennessee people didn&#39;t read, and so he didn&#39;t have to worry about having readers.<

  3. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato April 29, 2013 at 9:54 pm .

    Joseph,<br /><br />time was when even radical theorizers of, say, 50 years ago, like the Objectivist Louis Zukofsky could still display a good deal of erudition and appreciation of classical traditions. I think of a work like his &quot;Bottom: On Shakespeare&quot; or &quot;A Test of Poetry&quot;, both certainly unconventional but, for all that, a rich storehouse of literary insights. I&#39;d like

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