Forum / Now I don't fell so bad for hating (some) poetry.

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    Mathew Paust
    Aug 09, 07:29pm

    I hated Zen, too. I hated "Something is happening, and you don't know what it is, DO you Mr. (Paust)." I hate the feeling of being laughed at. No wonder we murder and war and get drunk. Anyway, there's this: http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/06/30/the-hatred-of-poetry-an-interview-with-ben-lerner/

  • Samuel Derrick Rosen
    Aug 09, 08:15pm

    I identify, there is always a degree of futility involved in writing poetry.

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    Mathew Paust
    Aug 09, 08:46pm

    According to Lerner (if I understand him), that's the point.

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    Sam Rasnake
    Aug 10, 02:36am

    If it's not futile - then...

    If you can get there, it's not poetry.

    I like the notion of nonrealization raised by the interviewer.

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    Mathew Paust
    Aug 10, 02:58pm

    A celebration of nihilism or esoteria? Is true poetry intended exclusively for true poets? Is it reaching a loft up a hidden ladder and then re-orienting the ladder? Is Bukowski an elusive illusion? Or is he only post-post in a post-post-post regime? How many posts can their be, and who picks them? Help me here, I'm running out of allusions.

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    Mathew Paust
    Aug 10, 03:00pm

    Is it possible my typo in the subject line was Jungian?

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    Nonnie Augustine
    Sep 18, 02:48pm

    Matt, I am just finishing Ben Lerner's wonderful book. Pretty damn good when someone can get me to laugh out loud reading a monograph on poetry!

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    Mathew Paust
    Sep 23, 04:24pm

    It's a hoot, ain't it, Nonnie.

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