The critique is not intended toward avoiding or pacifying conflict but toward identifying and articulating the motivating desires, anxieties, and investments that, when left unaddressed, underlie and produce conflict.
The “well-informed” think they know something about matters that the experts are reluctant even to speak of. Information at second hand always gives an impression of tidiness, in contrast with the data at the scientist’s disposal, full of gaps and uncertainties.
Love does not lead to an end to difficulties, it provides us with the means to cope with our difficulties in ways that enhance our growth
Which makes no promises, no realities outside the poem: no stances only dances. It is the matter of content, this discontent. The content of Clease, of Bruce, of Ball, as distinct from what I might call more “literary” ministers. There is no moment in which the introjective evasion of verse is finished, the form fuels blame. If the beginning and end is breathlessness of words, sound in that material sense, then the domain of poetry blurs and blurts.