February 11, 2006
Wallace Stevens BIO blog
Wallace Stevens -- Jerz: American Lit II (EL 267)"A highly disciplined businessman, , he felt that poets who held university positions and read to women's groups were "kept men." Stevens seems like a very complicated and reserved man who had little time for superfluous, flowery poetry. I look forward to reading/discussing these poems to see if they are as layered as he is made out to be.
Posted by BrendaChristeleit at February 11, 2006 3:42 PM
"Poetry, in Steven's mind, is "the supreme fiction..." This line shows that Stevens writes poetry that is the ultimate truth or somehow conveys the truth within a message in his words. Like Brenda writes, Steven's does not have time for flowery writing. It seems though that when one reads Steven's poetry they must work a little harder to decipher the meanings which could lead to "exhaustive classroom analysis." I too, like Brenda, am very interested in discussing Steven's poems in depth to reveal some of the meanings in his poetry.
Posted by: Terra Stumpf at February 12, 2006 8:49 PM
I'm starting to get really excited about the poetry slam readings... I can't wait to see what meanings people derive from these works, either, nor how they express them orally.
Posted by: ChrisU at February 14, 2006 12:02 AM