Idiom and Assimilation: Miles Davis & C.D. Wright

Apr 7 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
missing image John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, and Bill Evans, recording in 1958
If there is any particular affinity I have for poetry associated with the South, it is with idiom. I credit hill people and African Americans for keeping the language distinct. Poetry should repulse assimilation. Each poet’s task [continue reading]

Rural Poetry Series: C.D. Wright

Feb 8 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
I’m country but sophisticated. I’m particular and concrete, but I’m
probing another plane. . . . There are many times when I want to hammer
the head. Other times I want to sleep on the hammer.

     – C. D. Wright C.D. Wright was born [continue reading]

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