ACF. Mod.Pod.7: Wallace Stevens, ‘Man Carrying Thing’

 

So here’s another podcast on modern poetry — @langevine and I talk about Wallace Stevens again — our fourth! This time, it’s his most emphatically educational poem. “Man Carrying Thing” starts with this unforgettable line: “The poem should resist the intellect almost successfully.” He moves on to then illustrate what he means, by showing that there’s something uncanny about being human, obvious only when we fail to recognize someone we see. Listen, comment, and share, friends!

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