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Paul Blackburn's Statement of Poetics

What do you think? From Modern American Poetry: My poetry may not be typically American, or at least in matter, not solely so: but I think it does make  use  of certain techniques which, even when not invented by American poets, find their particular exponents there in contemporary letters, from Pound & Doctor Williams, to younger writers like Paul Carroll or Duncan or Creeley.          Techniques of juxtaposition.          Techniques of speech rhythms,                                                 sometimes very intense,                                                  sometimes developed slowly, as                                                  one would have                          conversation with a friend. Personally, I affirm two things:                                                            the possibility of warmth & contact                                                                        in the human relationship : as juxtaposed ag