Comments on Profile Post by caute

  1. caute
    1. he was bi
    2. he never said anything bad about anyone, ever
    3. he wrote a elegiac poem about lincoln's death
    that's our guy, das America.
    Feb 22, 2023
  2. Case
    Feb 22, 2023
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  5. Merrick
    My vote is for Allen Ginsberg.
    Feb 22, 2023
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  6. joch
    Feb 23, 2023
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  8. Case
    @Merrick , "I saw the best minds of my generation...."
    Feb 23, 2023
  9. Deep Funk
    Deep Funk
    Liam Lynch: "This is my United States of whatever..."
    Feb 23, 2023
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  10. Tchoupitoulas
    "I heard you asking questions of each: Who killed the pork chops? What price bananas? Are you my Angel?"
    Feb 23, 2023
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  11. joch
    Maybe a separate topic, but songwriters should be considered poets. Traditional poetry has rhythm, timing, etc that's not just about the words; songs have words, imagery, etc that are not just about the music. Dylan (as mentioned), but also Leonard Cohen, Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell....
    Feb 23, 2023
  12. Biodegraded
    @joch agreed, but it needs to be pointed out that 2 of those you mention are Canadian :)
    Feb 23, 2023
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  13. joch
    Got me there! but the US doesn't have total ownership to "America" :P Besides, good poetry (and music) should transcend national identity. I'm wary of nationalistic anything that's produced, and concern of art that's co-opted by jingoists.
    Feb 23, 2023
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  14. Claritas
    Whitman is our national bard. But there's a sound case for Dickinson. I can see a case for Frost, but he's not *that* good. I don't see why anyone would have thought of Eliot or Pound: they're not American poets.
    Feb 24, 2023
  15. joch
    I would say Dickinson too…the sparseness vs the wordiness of the prevailing style in her day is very “American” and a departure of English influence.
    Feb 24, 2023
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  17. Tchoupitoulas
    William Carlos Williams for the win!

    so much depends

    a red wheel

    glazed with rain

    beside the white
    Feb 24, 2023
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