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Operative theory...

There is an economic theory operative in corporate boardrooms, I'm convinced, that propounds the populace might spend our way out of this Covid pandemic, or, at the very least, that business should exploit it as a unique opportunity to maximize profits. Every day, I receive multiple emails urging me to buy before I die. Invariably, these exhortations include images of all the stuff marketing experts, assisted by their AI, have calculated that I am just dying (no pun intended) to max out my plastic in order to possess. I resist all such entreaties as best I can, on the off-chance I might survive long enough to have to pay it all back with exorbitant interest.   Henry's books . If you would like to deliver Drovers Gap blog directly to your email inbox, click here .

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I've been reading a fair amount of poetry lately in anticipation of writing more of it over the summer. Although I read poems in digital format, unlike prose, where I don't really have a preference, poetry I prefer to read on paper.

A poem is an artifact. It has a shape. The placement of lines and words on a page affect one's perception of the work's character. One reads a poem in some ways rather like one would read a painting.

A poem is also a performance. I prefer to read poetry aloud. It needs to be heard to be fully experienced. Hearing poets read their own words does help to get inside the work. Poetry is as much music as literature.


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  1. You were already one of my favorite poets, deliberately or not. I hear it in every line of the books a d stories, and blog posts I have read of yours. Thanks


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