Ships Going into the Blue: Essays and Notes on Poetry

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A revealing collection of Louis Simpson's autobiographical reflections and critical essays
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  • ISBN-13: 9780472095599
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1995
  • Series: Poets on Poetry Series
  • Pages: 184

Table of Contents

A Wooden Bowl 3
My First Acquaintance with a Poet 5
Humane Letters 11
"The Precinct Station" - Structure and Idea 20
An Explosive Moment 25
A Leave of Absence 27
Theater Business 37
Schloimy Goes to the Post Office 43
Entries 45
A Walk with Basho 60
A Window 65
Platero and I 66
Life with the Real White Goddess 69
Poetry and Word Processing: One or the Other, but Not Both 74
First Books 79
An Obsessed and Original Imagination 82
On the Neglect of Poetry in the United States 85
Strategies of Sex in Whitman's Poetry 94
"Planes in Relation" - the London Vortex 105
James Wright 108
Of Cows and Chaucer: New Poems 116
Jamaican Poets 121
There, They Could Say, Is the Jew 130
Irish Ghosts 136
An Amencan View of Pasternak 148
Thoughts about a Doubtful Enterprise 155
Index 165
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