--On Friday, April 01, 2005 9:22 PM -0500 Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]>
> "Someone said: 'The dead writers are remote from us because we know so
> much more than they did.'. Precisely, and they are that which we know."
Precisely. They are the tradition to which we must assimilate ourselves if
we want to be a poet after the age of 25. But our genius and their history
does not change IN KIND for that assimilation.