The Openness of A. R. Ammons


  1. brian salchert
    brian salchert June 2, 2008 at 9:04 pm .

    No, I haven’t read <BR/><I>Sphere: The Form of a Motion?</I><BR/>but I will. I’ll try to get it<BR/>through the library here.<BR/><BR/>Thank you.

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison June 2, 2008 at 7:55 pm .

    Good last point, Brian. I’ve always thought of Ammons as Whitman with a leavening of ironic humor—although Ammons doesn’t seem to make claims on the order of "what I assume you shall assume." Have you read his <I>Sphere: The Form of a Motion</I>? It’s a single sentence spun out across 155 12-line (4-tercet) sections. Beautiful!

  3. brian salchert
    brian salchert June 2, 2008 at 6:57 pm .

    I’ve been haunting Harriet for some<BR/>while, and I also read Share’s post<BR/>and Burt’s article. Years ago I<BR/>read "Corson’s Inlet" but the<BR/>narrow constraint of <B>Tape for<BR/>the Turn of the Year</B> influenced<BR/>the style of a much less ambitious<BR/>poem I wrote.<BR/><BR/>I know of a Yale Younger Series<BR/>poet who was a student under<BR/>A. R. Ammons.<BR/><BR/>Actually, now

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