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Q : Getting back to this idea of the creative insights being isolated from the medium. Are you saying that all poetry has to be written this way, or that some poetry is written this way, or what ?

JS : Well, I certainly don’t know. If you mean it as a recipe for baking a cake, obviously no. If you mean believing in all of this, obviously no. But it’s my firm conviction that all poetry, good poetry, is written this way, in spite of the poet.

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