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  1. John Cooper says:

    I am a disgraceful critic of poetry because I am careless, impatient, and irreverent. So forgive me when I say that when I read about the woman and her dog skirting the lake edge, I began waiting for one of the alligators to make an appearance. But I like “being the counterfeits of the lives in water / where real really happens.” It reminds me of Nabokov’s “I was the shadow of the waxwing, slain / by the false azure of the windowpane…”

    I have a very similar Lettera 22 and there is something about that machine, and its unusual typeface, that seems to lend itself to poetry.

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    1. mcfeats says:

      I like trying to write poetry with a typewriter because of the problems that develop. As soon as I write it, I see lines that could be made better or that don’t fit at all. I should probably write comments down.

      Lolita is the only Nabokov I’ve read. What is your favorite book of his?

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      1. John Cooper says:

        “Pale Fire.” No close second.

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  2. A good poem. We really are an illusion, or so our typewriters tell us…

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    1. mcfeats says:

      Thank you. It’s bulky in some spots. I was just thinking of how you write a little commentary on your poems. I might try that: some thoughts on what I was trying to do and how I might change it.

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      1. It helps. Something the internet is useful for.

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