Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I just stumbled

upon this quotation about Walt Whitman:

"Galway Kinnell has remarked that Whitman's poems are so rich in vowel music it is as if they were written in Hawaiian."

[This comes from Robert Hass' introduction to Song of Myself and other poems (Counterpoint, 2010).  I haven't yet found the original Kinnell quotation.]

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