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  • Social And Political Poems
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    The following interview was conducted by Mark Wunderlich in November, 1998 Mark Wunderlich: In an article you published in the Hungry Mind Review about your experience as a judge for the Lenore Marshall Prize, you discussed your hopes for the future of American Poetry. I'm wondering if you could talk a little more about that. Also, and this may be impossible to answer, but I'm curious to know what vision you have for the future of your own work What are your current ambitions Mark Doty: I wrote ...
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti In Society
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    Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Politics hope I won't seem too politically incorrect for saying this but after immersing myself in the writings of the guilt-obsessed asexual Jack Kerouac, the ridiculously horny Allen Ginsberg and the just plain sordid William S. Boroughs... it's nice to read a few poems by a guy who can get excited about a little candy store under the El or a pretty woman letting a stocking drop to the floor ("Literary Kicks"). For casual reading, Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poetry is cheer...
  • Poet
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    Joan F. Hallisey Denise Levertov, one of the twentieth-century's foremost American poets, was born in Ilford, Essex, England, in 1923. She was privately educated and served as a nurse in London during World War II. She emigrated to America in 1948 after she married Mitchell Goodman. They had one son Nikolai Goodman who is an artist and writer. Levertov lived in Somerville, Massachusetts, for a number of years while teaching at Brandeis, MIT, and Tufts. She moved to Seattle in 1989 and settled cl...
  • Seven Poets In Search Of An Answer
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    [Davidman's poems about the Spanish Civil War in Letter to a Comrade oppose General Francisco Franco and support freedom fighters associated with the Loyalists. The following excerpt by Malcolm Cowley reflects the position that, according to Daniel Aaron, most American communist and non-communists intellectuals believed. The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) was a power struggle between the elected Spanish government (the Loyalists) and the Nationalists, the rebels in the Spanish army led by Franco. T...
  • Belizean Literature Poetry
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    According to Robert Pinsky "Poetry... is an ancient art or technology: older than the computer, older than print, older than writing and indeed, though some may find this surprising, much older than prose. I presume that the technology of poetry, using the human body as its medium, evolved for specific uses; to hold things in memory, both within and beyond the individual life span; to achieve intensity and sensuous appeal; to express feelings and ideas rapidly and memorably. To share those feeli...
  • Political Poet And A Poetry
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    Adrienne Rich: Online Interviews Adrienne Rich: Online Interviews Essay, Research Paper from "The Possibilities of an Engaged Art: An Interview with Adrienne Rich" by Ruth E.C. Prince What have been the strongest influences upon your political beliefs? Different in different periods. Growing up in segregated Baltimore, before and during World War II. Sensing the ill-faith, the sheeted silences, of that apart-life long before I had a language for it. Being at college in a politically contentious ...

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