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Now, Creeley talks about poems following the dictation of language. It seems to me that’s nonsense. Language is part of the furniture in the room. Language isn’t anything of itself. It’s something which is in the mind of the host that the parasite (the poem) is invading.

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The House That Jack Built : The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer
Wesleyan University Press 1998
éd. Peter Gizzi