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Posted 5 days ago
The letter poem is addressed to a specific person and written from a specific place…But unlike an actual letter, the letter poem is never addressed to just its recipient; it is always meant to be overheard by a third person, a future reader.
Posted 1 week ago
The natural world has been one of the recurring subjects of poetry, frequently the primary one, in every age and every country. Yet we cannot easily define nature, which, as Gary Snyder points out in his preface to No Nature (1992), ‘will not fulfill our conceptions or assumptions’ and ‘will dodge our expectations and theoretical models.’