Sunday, September 10, 2017

Well, that's nice …

… Literary landmark named for this Bethlehem poet — The Morning Call. (Hat tips to Dave Lull and G.E. Reutter.)

This is less so:

Overshadowed in the male-dominated canon during her lifetime, Doolittle has been rediscovered by academics in recent decades as they study her work through the lens of feminism.
Try studying it through the lens of poetry.  I discovered her work one day at the Holmesburg Library when I was maybe 15. It was, as Thomas Mann said of his first encounter with work of Peter Altenberg, "love at first syllable." I still read her regularly. She is one of the great poets..

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