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On David Bowie’s Bluebird

Re David Bowie’s “Lazarus,” from his brilliant final album, Blackstar, the New York Times has this to say: “The song is a man in total distress, and then finding a way out, in his imagination, so he could still be … Continue reading

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This may be the best short discussion ever written about words as signs (semiotics) vs. words as music, especially in poetry

A. R. Ammons, “Motion” (c. 1961-65)   The word is not the thing: is a construction of, a tag for, the thing: the word in no way resembles the thing, except as sound resembles, as in whirr, sound: the relation … Continue reading

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