Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

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In a world of technique motions tend to become methods. But the undependable life that appears on occasion as poetry would rather die, or so it seems, than follow this tendency, and when a poet himself follows it farther than the source of his gift warrants, his gains of technical facility are likely to render him the helpless master of mere confection.

W.S. Merwin, “On Open Form”

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July 18, 2018 at 7:30 am

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