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Re: Poetry? Blake?



Laurie,

Do you have some books about the printing, bookmaking processes of each of
these artists/writers that you can recommend?   jansapp@GTE.NET nuts about
writing and printing together!!!
-----Original Message-----
From: Laurie O'Brien <FLAPOET@AOL.COM>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Date: Thursday, September 23, 1999 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: Poetry? Blake?


>Lara-I'm an English prof/poet/bookmaker, so Blake is a biggie on my list!
>Also Whitman and Dickinson, for slightly different reasons, but they each
did
>more than just write. Dickinson sewed her own private
books--fascicles--found
>after her death. Whitman printed and reprinted Leaves of Grass all his
life.
>I use all three when teaching about the book in the creative writing
program
>where I teach. It's wonderful to show studetns what they did,a dn to
>encourage them to think about their own writing that way. Also, I love
>teaching visual artists more about writing poetry--they often do very well,
>see things easily, write very metaphorically, and avoid the overly-lofty
>vagueness that plagues many beginning writers.
>Have fun--enjoy! Laurie O'Brien
>
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