Category: Author Notes

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Author Notes: Rich Ives

by Rich Ives

Recent Puritan contributor Rich Ives discusses his poem “A Large Seed from the Old Forest” from Issue XX: Winter 2013.

As the epigraph to the poem suggests, I was reading poetry translations from the Late T’ang period, and it linked nicely with thoughts and visual memories I was having of a Chinese movie about a wooden husband and several mythical/fairytale elements in the short animation films of the Quay Brothers,

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Author Notes: Jessica Comola

by Jessica Comola

Recent Puritan author Jessica Comola discusses her “Hologram” poems from Issue XX.

Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues; give the glory to the Lord, and the Lamb. / Nations, and languages, and every Creature, in which is the breath of Life” (Fragment A, 1-2).

Christopher SmartThese are the lines with which Christopher Smart begins his Jubilate Agno.

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Author Notes: Peter Norman on Issue XX

by Peter Norman

Recent Puritan author Peter Norman had this to say about his poems from Issue XX:

I read that when the young Auden sent poems to Christopher Isherwood, many of them were sent back with a comment to the effect that “I liked this line and that line, but the whole thing’s not good.” Later,