Archie Randolph Ammons | Interview by A. R. Ammons with William Walsh

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of Archie Randolph Ammons.
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Interview by A. R. Ammons with William Walsh

SOURCE: An interview in Michigan Quarterly Review, Vol. XXVIII, No. 1, Winter, 1989, pp. 105-17.

In the following interview, which was conducted in March 1988, Ammons speaks about his literary career and his poetry.

[Walsh]: I read an interview the other day where the guest was asked if there was a question he had always wanted to answer, but had never been asked.

[Ammons]: Most of the questions I have been asked have had to do with literary reputations rather than what I considered the nature of poetry, that is, what is poetry and how does it work? In what way is it an action or a symbolic action? In what way does poetry recommend certain kinds of behavior? Questions like that are of absorbing interest to me. What Robert Bly or somebody else is doing is...

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