Margaret Hasse’s Poetic Exuberance

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Sometimes in a schematic mood, I divide poets into Emilys and Tennysons–Emilys belong to the pare-it-down, nail-it-tight school of poetry. Tennysons to the broader sweeping, celebratory school. Their music is different. They look different on the page–Emily’s tiny explosions, Tennyson’s … Continued

The Slant of Memory

A good poem can bequeath you one or two lines: such as these from Maxine Kumin’s Feeding Time:                Time which blows on the kettle’s rim                  Waits to carry us off.                 (Our Ground Time Here Will Be Brief, 1992) I stand … Continued