Tag Archives: Fernando Pessoa

The Great Slowing Down versus Poet MacDiarmid (2)

So, as I think I was saying, the GSD equals a reluctance to complete these many waiting posts which isn’t entirely motivated by kindness to the passing reader. It has the air of a necessary recalibration, but the effect of … Continue reading

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Procrustean Taste versus the Proust Crustacean

Usually what you want to do, creatively speaking, is so compelling and necessary an action, that you rarely know or think of why you’re doing it. Theory, in that flattened-out sense of the term which opposes it to practice, is … Continue reading

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hotching in heteronyms

(This is evidently a review I did, possibly for Poetry Review, certainly back in January 2002. I like Pessoa a lot more than it would appear to suggest, so I was talking more about contemporary lazy smartnesses.) Ah, heteronyms, those … Continue reading

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