The Sharpener

Sean Singer
Thinking through poetry
Created 19 Nov 2020
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  • "the shape of gone"
    05 Jul 2022about 22 hours ago
    Franz Kafka to Ottla Kafka, July 10, 1914: Yusef Komunyakaa: Walt Whitman: The Sharpener is a reader-supported newsletter. If you get value from these newsletters and want to support my work I encoura...
  • "rising to fall, falling to rise"
    04 Jul 2022 1 0
    B.H. Fairchild: Federico García Lorca: Poetry is something that walks the street. It moves, passing right beside us. All things have their mystery, and poetry is the mystery of all things. Robert Fros...
  • Craft: Frank O'Hara
    02 Jul 2022 4 6
    sometimes I think I’m “in love” with painting.—Frank O’Hara, “Adieu to Norman, Bon Jour to Joan and Jean-Paul According to the composer Morton Feldman, Frank O’Hara (1926-1966) never talked about his ...
  • "when I flung the glove"
    02 Jul 2022 1 0
    Lucille Clifton: Louise Bogan: The Sharpener is a reader-supported newsletter. If you get value from these newsletters and want to support my work I encourage you to take out a paid subscription. Subs...
  • "Men think they are better than grass"
    01 Jul 2022 1 0
    W.B. Yeats: A.R. Ammons: The Sharpener is a reader-supported newsletter. If you get value from these newsletters and want to support my work I encourage you to take out a paid subscription. Subscribe ...
  • "You will learn toads from diamonds"
    30 Jun 2022 3 0
    Lorine Niedecker: Lisel Mueller: The Sharpener is a reader-supported newsletter. If you get value from these newsletters and want to support my work I encourage you to take out a paid subscription. Su...
  • "The moon beating its dark bush"
    29 Jun 2022 1 0
    Gonzalo Rojas (tr. from Spanish by John Oliver Simon): Frank Stanford: The Sharpener is a reader-supported newsletter. If you get value from these newsletters and want to support my work I encourage y...
  • "she is the dark one"
    28 Jun 2022 2 0
    Diane di Prima: Arthur Sze: The Sharpener is a reader-supported newsletter. If you get value from these newsletters and want to support my work I encourage you to take out a paid subscription. Subscri...
  • "in black scrolls on the light"
    27 Jun 2022 1 0
    Hart Crane: Miroslav Holub (tr. from Czech by David Young and Dana Hábová): The Sharpener is a reader-supported newsletter. If you get value from these newsletters and want to support my work I encour...
  • "a summer's wholeness in cathedral gold"
    25 Jun 2022 1 0
    D.H. Lawrence: Joan Naviyuk Kane (tr. from Inupiaq by John Naviyuk Kane): The Sharpener is a reader-supported newsletter. If you get value from these newsletters and want to support my work I encourag...
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