Duffy’s Range


  1. S_Allen
    S_Allen December 11, 2008 at 4:54 am .

    Thanks for bringing this poet to my attention Joe. I requested this book of poetry from the library as well. <BR/><BR/>I just got Luljeta Lleshanaku’s book the other day – been plowing through it. I’m going to have so much to read soon.<BR/><BR/>Always good stuff.

  2. jejacobson
    jejacobson December 10, 2008 at 11:07 pm .

    I’ve been following for awhile, but had to dust off the old blogspot id to officially follow. I do enjoy reading your thoughts.

  3. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 10, 2008 at 10:46 pm .

    Oh! Mr J … you’re Joel! I just realized. I’ll be touring your blog soon. Thanks for becoming a "follower" of this one!

  4. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 10, 2008 at 10:43 pm .

    I was just trying to make the point that Duffy can toss off a funny, slight poem as well as a fierce, substantial ones. Hadn’t even noticed the thematic connection!<BR/><BR/>Thanks for dropping by with your "close reader" hat on….

  5. Mr J
    Mr J December 10, 2008 at 10:30 pm .

    I’ve been thinking about these poems since lunch. I originally interpreted your comment of "two extremes" to mean two opposites or contrast. But this isn’t the case as both seem to draw the conclusion of an absent god (from Jesus and creation anyways–in a traditional sense). I see them as two extremely different ways to aim towards a similar idea. Either way, I thought the second poem to be

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