your attention please,

for the awesome: I am about to begin a series of quotes from one of the required books for my grad poetry seminar, The Art Of The Poetic Line, by James Longenbach. I’m going to spread them out so that if I am a little MIA what with starting classes, there will still be poetical observations to be found. This book is one of the most useful technical poetry books I have ever read, and very entertaining. I have been carrying it around with me all the time.