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On vacation with the family...

…and a few friends…

…plus the 600+ books I have on my e-reader. I should be good to go.


By Robert Lowell

It was a Maine lobster town—
each morning boatloads of hands
pushed off for granite
quarries on the islands,

and left dozens of bleak… 135 more words


Robert Lowell and our historic moment

I must admit right at the start that I feel a bit daunted writing about the poetry of Robert Lowell. I find his work to be complex, highly allusive and crafted by a keen and idiosyncratic imagination that requires a great deal of study in order to be grasped. 2,496 more words


Walt Whitman's Boys


It was you that broke the new wood.

Ezra Pound, “A Pact”

Old Ezra said to ditch the metronome
and use the musical phrase instead, 72 more words


The Dreaded “Two Poems In One” Critique

Have you attended a writers’ workshop? Waited for your turn to read or critique in a poetry class? Chances are, you’ve heard or received the infamous line: … 770 more words

68. (Robert Lowell)

Here is another attempt at the Lowell muddle, since the last was either abstruse or wrong. Lowell’s poetry can profitably be read against his modernist masters, especially Ezra Pound and T.S. 1,387 more words


Memories of West Street and Lepke, by Robert Lowell

Only teaching on Tuesdays, book-worming
in pajamas fresh from the washer each morning,
I hog a whole house on Boston’s
“hardly passionate Marlborough Street,”
where even the man… 308 more words