Lumpy pudding

Judging a poem is like judging a pudding or a machine. One demands that it work. Poetry succeeds because all or most of what is said or implied is relevant; what is irrelevant has been excluded, like lumps from pudding and 'bugs' from machinery. (Wimsatt & Beardsley)

Here we celebrate the excluded, lumpy parts of the pudding!

Mar 25, 2013 11:11pm
Conclusion of Allen Ginsberg’s “Sunflower Sutra” - marking the anniversary of the March 25, 1957 US Customs seizing of 520 copies of the book Howl and Other Poems, published by City Lights Books, as they were being imported from the printer in London.

Conclusion of Allen Ginsberg’s “Sunflower Sutra” - marking the anniversary of the March 25, 1957 US Customs seizing of 520 copies of the book Howl and Other Poems, published by City Lights Books, as they were being imported from the printer in London.

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