on 16/2/02 10:58 AM, Martin J. Walker at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> I was just looking at Jill's delicately balanced & unblinkingly focussed
> "Beach Picnic" & noticed that one of those footnote 1s instead of a
> '(apostrophe) has survived in the line "she's laid out".
Thanks Martin. Randolph and I have ticktacked b/c before about those pesky
apostrophes in my posts. Has something to do with my Mac-based Outlook email
application doing strange things when turned to html. Hadn't has time yet to
look at the latest so thanks for your eagle eyes there.
>The other poem,
> "Influences" is so different, Jill, but very *you at the same time as it
> seems to be evoking the ghost of Mauberley. Great.
Again, thanks. I'd love to know what very *me is but suspect that's always
opaque to oneself. I wasn't consciously thinking of Mauberley but now I
think of it ... Some of the quotes are very definitely appropriated. It's
close as I've got to a 'found' poem for some time.
>I'm beginning to think I missed my vocation (never had one, sigh) as
I was a book editor once and worked with proof readers and copy holders. Not
sure it's a vocation one would miss - but I was working for a legal book
company at the time. We worked with galleys back then. I'm sure it's all
quite different now.
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