Transparent Words - Ten

Ezine of Poetry and Criticism

Issue No 10 - December 2007

Editorial

 

This edition has been dedicated to poetry which is inspired directly or indirectly by Walt Whitman.  The centrepiece of this magazine is the sequence of thirty poems by Gary Blankenship, each of which use a character mentioned by Whitman in Leaves of Grass as a start point.   This extraordinary and very accomplished series is in itself a catalyst for some of the other poems which have been written in response.

 

The Whitman link for most of the poems is obvious but for others it is less so.  But every poem here has been selected to ensure that this special edition of Transparent Words pays homage to a truly great and inspirational poet.

 

Jim Bennett (Dec 2007)

 

 

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