Friday Notebook 11.04.11


  1. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato November 12, 2011 at 5:08 pm .

    Thanks for the Fanny Howe and Peter O&#39;Leary references: will be certain to order/read them now with interest!<br /><br />I had a phone conversation with Ed last night about whether &#39;angels&#39; were real in Samperi. Consensus seemed to be: about as real as &#39;psyche&#39; and the true poetry mystery (duende) that resides deep in the ground. We&#39;re talking about a &#39;real&#39; that&#

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison November 12, 2011 at 4:50 pm .

    Would Bly not be another? And Fanny Howe, despite her association with Lingo Bongo? And Peter O&#39;Leary? I think you&#39;re on to something….

  3. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato November 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm .

    Joseph,<br /><br />thanks for your response to my Samperi blog post.<br /><br />Like you I&#39;m still fleshing things out, too. Reading Samperi is to readjust my thinking to a Thomastic worldview and see the potential in it for a real reply (remedy?) to the poetry butchery caused by the Language school, one rooted in a horribly irresponsible reappropriation of the notions of world &amp; being. I

  4. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett November 5, 2011 at 2:23 am .

    &quot;Cry out to the angels above the city&quot; — sure sounds like Whitman and/or Ginsberg to me.<br /><br />I&#39;ve read Durrell&#39;s four books known as the Alexandria Quartet, and enjoyed them generally, but I&#39;m not familiar with the Avignon Quintet. I&#39;ll need to seek them out.

  5. Anonymous
    Anonymous November 4, 2011 at 9:48 pm .

    I &quot;know&quot; this Livia ! She came to me of an eve<br />ning<br /> POWOW ! fully blown. Magicly. Mystriously!<br /><br />she was &quot;devoid of (this kind) of trachery – it is an innocent celebration of<br />things, only seeking to inspirit and not coerce.&quot;<br /><br />as soon as I finish &quot;inhaling&quot; Blak Spring (A Saturday Afternoon / The Angel is My Watermark<

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