Category Archives: commentary

On Doing the Wrong Thing

Of course it is all subjective, but you know when you’ve done the wrong thing. I’m on LinkedIn. There are several writers forums. I joined one and started a discussion claiming I was looking for a rhyme for orange, in … Continue reading

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On How One’s Friends Reflect You

I’ve been reading Milosz’s Roadside Dog on the tube/on the bus/train, and realising this man is my friend. This is the reason for books: they hold the best parts (hopefully) of those minds you may never meet. Milosz’s writing does … Continue reading

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On How the Devil Poetry Endures

In an interview with poet Mark Wunderlich published in the Cortland Review, Doty was asked why he thought poetry endured as an art form. He answered: “My guess is that somehow poetry is a vessel for the expression of subjectivity … Continue reading

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On Office Furniture

It generally folds flat for mobility purposes and is durable, but only in the sense that it lasts a long time. It cannot avoid the ennui that attaches like the world’s bacteria to a newborn. Arc tables. Hardwearing laminate. Robustly … Continue reading

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On Poetry and Music

Do you listen to music when you write? I do. When I am typing up ideas and starting to form them. Usually it’ll be some kind of classical, like Steve Reich, or Rihm. It needs to be something other than … Continue reading

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