a writer of concrete poetry.
What plant word links the new poet laureate, the dollar bill, and a nymph?
The nation has new a poet laureate, W.S. Merwin, who has written more than 30 books of poetry, translation, and prose over the past 60 years. Despite what Merwin’s title says, don’t expect him to parade around the Library of Congress with a leaf wreath on his head. The word “laureate” is derived from Latin, meaning “crowned with laurel.”Also known as the sweet bay, or just …
Negative Capability: Poetically Living a Life Full of Uncertainty
On December 21, 1817, the poet John Keats wrote a letter to his brother in which he expressed and named a quality of human existence that’s tricky to articulate. Keats’ formulation has been adopted by philosophers, poets, and others ever since. Keats wanted to name our ability to simultaneously acknowledge the unpredictable nature of events and conduct ourselves with confidence and happiness. He called this familiar, yet complex, concept negative capability. …
Origin of concrete poet
First recorded in 1965–70
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