Derek Walcott on the Poet’s Voice … and Much More


  1. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker June 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm .

    Silence<br /><br /><br />listen ing<br />to<br />the silence<br />become<br />so<br />large<br /><br />me-t&#39;inks that everything happens between the two silences…. embrace it.<br /><br />&amp;<br />it is interesting that John Mingay exits his &quot;take&quot; on Stone Girl with (yep, you guessed it) &quot;silence&quot; ;

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison May 31, 2014 at 1:57 pm .

    I like to think that silence may conceal some admiration, at least now and then. Otherwise I&#39;d be tempted to throw myself into the river of it flowing by my own door!

  3. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato May 30, 2014 at 9:47 pm .

    Joseph,<br /><br />I agree that the search for authorial originality is usually a lifelong thing. I&#39;d much prefer the cold silence or disdain of readers who won&#39;t really follow me in my poem than the fake acclaim of the &#39;cookie cutter&#39; (read &#39;flarf&#39;, &#39;conceptual&#39;, &#39;LANGUAGE&#39;, etc) crowds always &quot;led by the nose as asses are&quot;.

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