Monday, September 08, 2008

“observation of mind”

Leslie Scalapino: “One’s observation of mind is like an experiment to see what you are going to come up with. There is not going to be any objective observation of something. There is only going to be more mind stuff …”

source: Primary Trouble: an anthology of contemporary poetry, edited by Leonard Schwartz, Joseph Donahue, and Edward Foster


Angie Ledbetter said...

Who are your favorite contemporary poets?

Glenn Ingersoll said...

I haven't been asked that in awhile.

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Let me think. Hm.

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Three living poets who I look forward to reading more of:
David Trinidad
Clark Coolidge
John Yau

Two (fairly recently) dead poets I look forward to (re)reading:
Anne Sexton
Frank O'Hara

Latest enthusiasm:
Gregory Corso

I also collect favorite poems and my binders are filled with poems by all sorts of poets -- from Leslie Scalapino to Donald Hall to Werner Aspenstrom to Ko Un.