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Going Beyond Tink and Tank

Charles Edward Eaton, in New and Selected Poems, as elsewhere, is a remarkable poet, a fine metrist and stylist, and a close disciple of Wallace Stevens in artistic skill and finesse as well as in theory and topics. Many

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The Deconstructive Lyric

“Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense . . .
just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house.”

—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Margaret Atwood writes in her

Speaking True
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Speaking True

“Three million years

The Spirit, ranging as it will,

In sun, in darkness, lives in change.

Changed and not changed.

The spirit hears

In drifting fern the morning air.”

—Janet Lewis, “Fossil, 1975”

What is it that poetry does and