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May 26Liked by Brad Skow

This poem just reached over a gap of 30 years and punched me in the stomach. When I was 18 and fiercely in love I learned it by heart.

I don’t think I have ever felt as old as I feel right now.

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I too first read that poem over 30 years ago...

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You’re right about American literature having found its own identity before modernism; it would be very difficult to argue that, sat, Walt Whitman was essentially writing British poetry elsewhere

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Many such cases!

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May 28Liked by Brad Skow

“Marx Plank”? Is that a modernist joke?

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Nope, just a serendipitous typo!

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Modernism in literature will be how we consume the literature. As reading (and listening) on phones continues to grow, it will change how we write, with shorter, punchier sentences and paragraphs. Shorter and punchier is generally considered better anyway, so it's a win all around.

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