Thanks, Doug, and I do agree. In a recent conversation
with poet Mark Doty, he said that he has been
experimenting with this strategy in his own revisions,
and suggesting it to his students. He said, "You might
find some real surprises in your work, and break out of
the usual narrative patterns." This is the second time
out of three tries that the results were indeed
> From: Douglas Barbour
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> Date: 2003/06/02 Mon AM 10:22:22 EDT
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> Subject: Re: A revision and a revision strategy.
> Not sure the strategy would always work, Audrey, but
here I think it made
> for a much stronger poem.
> Both homages, yours & Hal's, were powerful
evocations of precisely that
> desire to recall...
> Douglas Barbour
> Department of English
> University of Alberta
> Edmonton Alberta Canada T6G 2E5
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> We deserve overtime
> for dealing daily with these mistreated burdens.
> Clark Coolidge