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Cleave poetry on Ron Silliman’s blog

In media on October 27, 2008 at 8:34 pm

We here at The Cleave feel incredibly privileged to have Ron Silliman link to us from his blog
Silliman’s Blog (A weblog focused on contemporary poetry and poetics)

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  • translations by Dennis Kelly

    In submission on October 27, 2008 at 7:56 am
    “The recognition that the 
    very presence of the line
    is predominant current
    signifier of the Poetic will
    cause some poets to discard
    at least for a time, its use”
    —Ron Silliman,
    “Of Theory, To Practice
     cleaving masters—like ezra pound
        more than just—translating them
         word for word—line for line
    stanza for stanza—poem for poem
           it’s more like—sargasso seas
           sinking down—bermuda triangles
           disappearing—deep time & space
               jettisoning—jetsam & flotsam
              all the way—downward

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