josh blog

Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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11 Feb '09 05:23:00 AM

It has been a disappointment for me to hear William Carlos Williams read his own poems. Is it his voice, or just that his voice is not my voice?

4 Feb '09 07:11:20 PM

- it is day though.

1 Feb '09 11:04:51 PM

'I find fault only with the preface. In my opinion, it spoils your book, which is so impartial and so lofty. You give away your secret: that is carrying candor too far; and you express your opinion, something which in my poetics a novelist hasn't the right to do.'

30 Jan '09 07:39:08 AM

Ten Years of Freaky Trigger!

28 Jan '09 06:50:13 AM

'- The great misfortune of my life was never to have an aim -.'

23 Jan '09 07:16:25 AM

"Getting Behind the Word: Creeley's Typography", with fascinating details about how Creeley's books were initially published.

23 Jan '09 07:10:30 AM

Creeley's "So There" in manuscript.

21 Jan '09 12:56:11 AM

'I shine cause I grind / ain't gotta steal or rob'

16 Jan '09 07:22:26 AM

A couple of annotations to Berlin Alexanderplatz at languagehat.