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Experiential Reading

Ezra Pound’s definition of poetry was that which cannot be paraphrased, and by defining it that way he added his considerable literary weight to the debate on the topic of form-content unity. By this definition he might in fact have started that debate, I don’t know and purely for reasons of unnecessary self-restraint will refrain […]

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Off the Highway

“Read this,” my friend said to me. It was the winter of ’87, and he was around a decade older than the seventeen-year-old, fresh-faced me.  Kerouac’s On the Road was the book he’d pulled from his bookshelf. “After that, you’ll be ready for this,” he said after finally locating a well thumbed copy of Hunter […]

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