Alec Nevala-Lee

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He dismisses without ceremony all the orthodox accoutrements, tropes, verbal haberdashery, “feet,” and the entire stock in trade of rhyme-talking heroes and heroines and all the lovesick plots of customary poetry, and constructs his verse in a loose and free meter of his own, of an irregular length of lines, although on closer examination a certain regularity appears, like the recurrence of lesser and larger waves on the seashore, rolling in without intermission, and fitfully rising and falling.

Walt Whitman, on his own poetry

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March 14, 2017 at 7:30 am

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