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What you li'l niggas know 'bout Wallace Stevens?
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>>21030162
He wallaced over his stevens.
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>>21030162
Harmonium-era poems are great. His later work became lost in his own portentousness IMO. Not a fan of his longer poems at all. Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock is one of my favourite poems.
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>>21030162
Wagecuck in the most boring sector of finance.
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>>21030162
Harmonium-era poems are great.
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>>21030162
His later work became lost in his own portentousness IMO.
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>>21030162
Not a fan of his longer poems at all.
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>>21030162
>Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock is one of my favourite poems.
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He stevensed over his wallaces,
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I think he should have written a children's book. Dr. Seuss illustrations. Weird beasties in big abstract nowhere landscapes.
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>>21030162

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Nigger
by Wallace Stevens, maybe

I
Among twenty naked corpses,
The only moving thing
Was the pelvis of the nigger.

II
I was of three minds,
Like a classroom
In which there are three white men and thirty niggers.

III
The nigger twisted in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the evening's entertainment.

IV
A man and his bicycle
Are one.
A man and his bicycle and a nigger
Are none.

V
I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of a manhunt
Or the beauty of a lynching,
The nigger pleading
Or just after.

VI
Speakers filled the quiet street
With barbaric bass.
The vehicle of the nigger
Cruised it, to and fro.
The locals
Felt for the nigger
An indescribable hate.

VII
O screenwriters of Hollywood,
Why do you imagine magic negroes?
Do you not see how the nigger
Capers gleeful in his chaos
In the country around you?

VIII
I know noble accents
And lofty societal aspirations:
But I know, too,
That the nigger is involved
And has to go.

IX
When the nigger shrank to nothing in the rear-view mirror,
It marked the relaxation
Of one of many layers of wariness.

X
At the sight of niggers
Gazing in dull incomprehension,
Even the most idealistic of maths teachers
Will cringe inwardly.

XI
He rode through Baltimore
In a chauffeured motorcade.
Once, a fear pierced him,
In that he mistook
The shadow of his limousine
For niggers.

XII
The world is turning.
The nigger must be twerking.

XIII
It was pleasant in the neighbourhood.
People could live unmolested
And they were going to live unmolested.
The nigger sat
In the vessel bound for Liberia.
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>>21030162
he was a le atheist. I prefer Hart Crane, who's more religious.
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>>21031193
crane was le homosexual
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He at least has respect for sacred religious images. Imagine Wallace Stevens writing a poem like Lachrymae Christi... not gonna happen.



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