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Charles Boyer Carthage, Illinois / United States, Male, 70
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    • POET: Robert Pinsky (1/1/2010 7:56:00 AM)

      Read this several times and it grows fuller and more complete each time. It packs a lot in here, about desire and tragedy and time.

    • POEM: Self-Portrait In A Convex Mirror by John Ashbery (10/3/2009 1:03:00 PM)

      I'm not an Ashbery fan and don't like his influence on contemporary poetry. LIke Derrida, he's pompous and repetitious. No music, no humanity. Logorrehea of flowing, endless, discursive prose, chopped up into lines. I take this poem to be about the indeterminancy of art and an aping of that indeterminancy. If you pick up a thousand-year-old Chinese poem, often the humanity comes through as if it were written yesterday. Can you imagine another society picking this up a few hundred years from now? They're going to have a good laugh on us.

    • POEM: In Memory Of W.B. Yeats by W.H. Auden (11/26/2008 12:22:00 PM)

      Well, I'll submit the first comment. This is one of the greatest elegies of the past century. It has Auden's austerity and rigor both of language and thought, leavened with his high admiration.