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"To some extent, each sentence has to be the whole story."
That is, each sentence has to be a hole (read 'rabbit hole') within the, um, story. Not simply le mot juste, but lemon juiced in just the precise Hejinianian way. These such Hejinianianisms are the nonesuch and nunchucks of obsessively paratactic poetry nerds such as haunt the hallowed halls of PageBoy Magazine's corporate hindquarters. It was cold outside.
|How poets should compose.|
"Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it."
Language also takes care of itself. As does poetry. The challenge for poets is not to manipulate language, but to get out of its way.
"Reading poetry does not help us to do anything; it simply helps us to gain a greater awareness of our experiences than we can achieve ourselves."
"A poem does not offer a copy of, or a comment upon actuality, but a sensation of insight peculiar to itself. Its value does not depend upon its 'truth' to reality, but on its ability to provide, within itself, a clear and coherent experience."
-both quotes from Jacob Korg in An Introduction to Poetry, sometimes it's nice to be reintroduced.