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On Poetry

Rich records of the senses

By Peter Davison
January 25, 2004

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Toward the end of a friendly, if well-watered, evening at Key West, Fla., in the 1930s, the poets Robert Frost and Wallace Stevens allowed their competitive tempers to rise. ''The trouble with you, Frost," said Stevens, ''is that you write about subjects." ''The trouble with you, Stevens," responded Frost, ''is that you write about bric-a-brac." Contemporary poetry, all these years ... (Full Article: 946 Words)

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