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Some Insights on Emerson’s Journals

From Philip Lopate, “Between Insanity and Fat Dullness: How I Became an Emersonian,” Harper’s, Jan, 2011, pp. 67-73. “At these journals’ core is Emerson’s sense that it is crucial to record one’s fugitive ideas – to note ‘the meteorology of … Continue reading

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A Brief Statement of My Poetics

Poetry is the only means I have of saying anything positive about the world. Prose quite naturally leads me to preoccupation with the shortcomings and inanities inherent in the mainstream culture, which drag down the human spirit. When writing prose, … Continue reading

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The Decline of the Universal and the Challenge to 21st Century Life and Art

This address was originally given in Poland in conjunction with my participation in the 32nd November of Poetry in 2009. After my return I gave a poetry reading and book signing at The Poetry Collection of the University at Buffalo … Continue reading

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Website launched!

It’s official! is up and running. It’s all here. Bob’s latest publications, events, blog and bookstore information all in one place now.

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