Wednesday, August 13, 2003

The persistent feeling, evident in James's remarks, that Language poetry is this hulking, frustrating obstacle that we all have to go through if we want to get to poetry today. That it's schoolmarm, take-your-medicine orthodoxy.

Question: if Language writing is such a barrier to expression, if it just gets in the way, why not just ignore it or write as if it didn't happen? Plenty of poets do it.

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