Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Nada has it going on today. I like the Laura Riding critique. And this paragraph: "I know there are many poets who, to borrow Riding’s term, want to transubstantiate their ardor for the good into their poems. In doing so, they can create interesting effects, because their ardor will fight with their form’s inherent ineffectuality. But “at the end of the day” they are still creating interesting effects." Does she mean, "and that's all they're doing," or does she mean that interesting effects are a necessary by-product of trying to realize the Good in a poem? Guess I'm just rephrasing it.

And I love the Boston Terrier photo, of course.

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