David Antin

Diana von Finck
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David Antin’s poems defy easy classification. His texts, philosophical inquiries and meditations on various subjects such as science, art, poetics, language, medicine, politics, society, or cultural issues, blended with stories and situations taken from everyday life, but also with autobiographical details, usually emerge from improvisatory talks which Antin creates in front of a live audience. His famous statement

if robert lowell is apoet i dont want to be a poet if robert frost was apoet i dont want to be a poet if socrates was a poetill consider it (talking at the boundaries, 1)

if robert lowell is apoet i dont want to be a poet if robert frost was…

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Citation: von Finck, Diana. "David Antin". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 May 2009 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12315, accessed 15 April 2024.]

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