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    How interesting. Would you care to expand on this...

    How interesting. Would you care to expand on this meeting?
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    Indeed.

    Indeed.
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    I'm familiar with Andrew Motion alright. What was...

    I'm familiar with Andrew Motion alright. What was your impression? What about Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon, and Derek Mahon?
    I am not studied in the poetry of Mark Strand - this is the first I...
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    Have you met any poets?

    So, have you met any poets in your time, or established a correspondence with one? How would you describe them? Perhaps this can develop into an instructive discussion.
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    Best Translation of Arthur Rimbaud

    As augured by the title, I am enquiring as to which translation of Arthur Rimbaud is the best, allowing for the small margin of error of course, and some loss of the spirit emanating from the...
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    Indeed, and I have to no avail.

    Indeed, and I have to no avail.
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    I would greatly appreciate your knowledge in this...

    I would greatly appreciate your knowledge in this matter of inestimable importance to me.
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    Poetry Scholarships

    I was recently informed by an American friend of the existence of scholarships awarded to those with a sufficiently ardent interest in poetry. They all seem to be operative in America, lamentably...
  10. Loganm, broadening my scope of contemporary...

    Loganm,

    broadening my scope of contemporary poetry I have begun to revise the opinions I previously expressed here. Heaney still stands as a great poet, and the likes of Thomas Kinsella and John...
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    I was absolutely incredulous when I noticed...

    I was absolutely incredulous when I noticed 'Hitchens - dead at 62' here, and even more
    so when I searched him and discovered he had only died earlier this month. I had thought
    the man dead of...
  12. Of Heaney, I am infatuated with the Glanmore...

    Of Heaney, I am infatuated with the Glanmore Sonnets, which I propose for your reading.

    stlukesguild,

    "Seriously, you cannot compare Keats, Blake, Shelley, or Yeats with contemporary poetry...
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    Crossing the Bar - Tennyson Sunset and evening...

    Crossing the Bar - Tennyson

    Sunset and evening star,
    And one clear call for me!
    And may there be no moaning of the bar,
    When I put out to sea.

    But such a tide as moving seems asleep,...
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    Stlukesguild, I have such a range of choice...

    Stlukesguild,

    I have such a range of choice now I should be oscillating back and forth trying to make a just appraisal and comparison of each to each. :crash:
    But those last two you posted seem...
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    Not at all. It was not your mistake. Have you...

    Not at all. It was not your mistake.

    Have you much experience with the work of Blake? If so, which book are you most fond of?
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    Thank you for your responses: Logamn, ...

    Thank you for your responses:


    Logamn,

    That is a misspelling, as there are over a thousand pages in that edition.

    stlukesguild,

    I could not locate the Everyman edition, unless it is...
  17. There shall have to come some one visionary poet...

    There shall have to come some one visionary poet to shape the course of his generation's expression. Otherwise, I find the state of poetry after Heaney and his like inconceivable; it may be a...
  18. 'How gloomier is the contrast (Of human nature...

    'How gloomier is the contrast
    (Of human nature there!')

    Queen Mab - Percy Shelley
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    I would be in debt to a few experienced readers...

    I would be in debt to a few experienced readers of Blake, or at least an anecdotal response.
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    Best Edition of Blake?

    Which is the greatest edition of William Blake's complete work?

    Hitherto, I have been eyeing from afar both of these:

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    The ghost of Yeats resounds: The Four Ages...

    The ghost of Yeats resounds:


    The Four Ages of Man - W.B. Yeats

    He with body waged a fight,
    But body won; it walks upright.

    Then he struggled with his heart;
    Innocence and peace depart.
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    I would advocate Chapman's translation. Keats...

    I would advocate Chapman's translation. Keats upon this choice is consonant:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_First_Looking_into_Chapman's_Homer
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    Find a book of fables by the ancient Greek...

    Find a book of fables by the ancient Greek fablist Aesop. His are quite simple and edifying alike.
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    I think that Chaucer deserves a translator in his...

    I think that Chaucer deserves a translator in his own right, that an elucidation of those lines, the archaic spelling, would not go amiss. I find him one of the most intractable writers I have ever...
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