By Kristina Marie Darling
MAR 2019 | Books
In his book The Dialogic Imagination, M. M. Bakhtin observes that “the poetic symbol presupposes the unity of a voice with which it is identical, and presupposes that such a voice is completely alone within its own discourse.
An Essay by Richard Hell
DEC 19-JAN 20 | LastWords
I dropped out of high school to be a poet, so I needed to try to teach myself, by reading and writing, how to write. My first big insight was that poetry is metaphor (is that a metaphor?), in metaphors broadest sensethe evocation of something by invoking something else. Life is a dream, or death as sleep, and even your shoulders are petty crimes or the hum-colored cabs. Do those last two count as a metaphors?