My Pleasure


  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison October 25, 2010 at 3:24 pm .

    I&#39;ve really enjoy the Samperi blog, too, Conrad. He was a poet whose work was inseparable from his daily thought and experience; it didn&#39;t occur in a bubble of Theory or careerism.<br /><br />I think the first wave of the professionalization of poetry began with Pound, who viewed readers as students. Last year, I think it was, I read an interview with Pound&#39;s daughter, and she still

  2. vazambam
    vazambam October 25, 2010 at 7:35 am .

    Joe,<br /><br />Perhaps the absence of delight in so much poetry being written nowadays is the preponderance of so many sourpusses<br />prowling the poetry premises!

  3. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato October 24, 2010 at 8:39 pm .

    Joseph,<br /><br />I recently seem to have had that &quot;I don&#39;t want to forget that&quot; feeling in the case of Frank Samperi&#39;s poetry. In fact, Claudia&#39;s &quot;Frank Samperi&quot; blog is turning out to be one of my favourites for precisely the sense of delight I experience when I&#39;m there.<br /><br />I couldn&#39;t agree more with Merwin and you: if it isn&#39;t enjoyable and

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