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I'm employing the term 'war' as you do in the article John, and this is
exactly what I'm referring to - why use the terminology 'a new poetry war is
emanating from Sydney' if what you mean is that a number of poets are
engaging in intense dialogue?

regards
deb

----- Original Message -----
From: John Kinsella <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: A caution


> p.s. i assume, d, that when you use the word 'wars' you are doing so in
> a pure textual sense. i don't feel it can be used in any clausewitzian
> kind of way without causing great hurt to those who have experienced it.
> 'poetry wars' as an expression epitomises the 'sacredness' of much
> poetry culture (i reckon). i use it with deep irony. as i guess we all
> do...?
>
> best,
> jk
>