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> I’m not even vaguely referring to any of your own poems with that last
remark

Oh, really I mean it totally when I say that I wouldn't be offended if you
did! I'm not a poet, or writer, or academic, etc.. But, thanks.

Luke

On 2 May 2018 at 14:31, Jamie McKendrick <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> By the way, Luke, I’m not even vaguely referring to any of your own poems
> with that last remark, only to your preceding cogitations about the
> tensions between these various modes. Also I don’t discount the possibility
> that the oddest obsessions, academic or other, might generate poems...
> Jamie
>
>
> On 2 May 2018, at 14:20, Jamie McKendrick <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> Then I unnecessarily explained myself because you said you didn’t! I’m
> suggesting that moving these counters around the board might be an academic
> pastime but I can’t see the activity as generating poems of any interest.
> Just my opinion.
> Jamie
>
>
> On 2 May 2018, at 14:01, Luke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> I know what you meant. They're not abstract entities, that's all I meant.
>
> Luke
>
> On 2 May 2018 at 13:59, Jamie McKendrick <00001ae26018af73-dmarc-
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> I mean the ‘modes’ that you parenthesised in that sentence - conceptual,
>> popular, avant.
>> Jamie
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>> On 2 May 2018, at 13:57, Luke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> Abstract terms =/= entities, not sure what you mean by that. I mean,
>> whatever though.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Luke
>>
>> On 2 May 2018 at 13:55, Jamie McKendrick <00001ae26018af73-dmarc-reques
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Or conversely, irrespective of the ‘tensions between modes (conceptual,
>>> popular, avant) things (i.e. poetry) will still happen and develop’.
>>>   I can’t really believe that these abstract entities are in the least
>>> bit necessary for generating poems.
>>> Jamie
>>>
>>>
>>> > On 2 May 2018, at 02:01, Luke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > I mean 'the future of poetry' doesn't have to be a thing, as long as
>>> there are still tensions between modes (conceptual, popular, avant) things
>>> will still happen and develop, etc.. It's the soggy undifferentiated mess
>>> that would disappoint.
>>> >
>>> > Luke
>>>
>>
>>
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