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Robert Duncan on "mission"

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'In the constellation of Poetry there are thousands of distant stars and more immediate planets, lighting the night sky of those who delite in that art with a plenitude of brilliancies, and in time each new poet in his vocation comes to realize that he has a kind of horoscope or constellation of his own in which particular poets of the past appear as influencing spirits in his shaping of his poetic destiny.'
     (Duncan

 

theparisreview:

“His recollection of an abandoned prospector’s shack, which he discovered as child, aptly describes his own studio: ‘a little palace assembled from … almost any type of found object you can imagine.’”
Remembering artist and collagist Jess, who was born today in 1923.

theparisreview:

“His recollection of an abandoned prospector’s shack, which he discovered as child, aptly describes his own studio: ‘a little palace assembled from … almost any type of found object you can imagine.’”

Remembering artist and collagist Jess, who was born today in 1923.

(via martin-cj)

uispeccoll:

The Buck’s Bottle Companion is a book filled with hundreds of drinking songs.  Some songs mourn love’s loss or proclaim love’s cruelty, but most demand refills on wine in order to tolerate the present company.  This book belonged to Archibald Montgomerie, eleventh Earl of Eglinton (1726-1796) who is described as “a Scot of the type who, according to James Boswell, despised Englishmen in the same way that Dr Johnson criticized the Scots. Hard-drinking, hot-tempered, without intellectual interests, Eglinton was a man of limited ability in all his roles” (Grainger, ODNB).  Eglinton had a long army career.  Joining in 1743, he eventually became a full general in 1793.  Perhaps it was his carousing with fellow officers that led to him acquiring this book!

Cheers!

-Jillian P.

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