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Be careful Ken. You might get an ofally distorted picture of the problem. P.

Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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>On 7/13/2012 2:01 PM, John Angell Grant wrote:
>> Kenneth Koch's commentary on Eliot:
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>> "Eliot of the baleful influence.  Is Eliot a great poet? (no one 
>> knows)...."
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>> http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/237636
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>   The problem seems to be that all those poets (Eliot's not the only 
>baleful influence) of the first half of the 20th Cent were so damn good 
>that young poets were traumatized. Kenneth Koch on young poets:
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>"The young poets from the universities are staring anxiously at the skies,
>Oh they are remembering their days on the campus when they looked up to 
>watch birds excrete,
>They are remembering the days they spent making their elegant poems."
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>Mmm Hmm. I think I see the problem.
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>   Ken A
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