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Lamont Palmer Male, 53, United States (10/19/2013 10:28:00 PM)

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Actually some of Buk's earlier work is interesting, when he actually cared about writing good poetry. But when he saw his more dashed-off, dirtier stuff gaining in popularity, he was wooed into becoming a lazy poet. He wrote a piece once that told young poets not to 'try'. That became his mantra. As far as my interest in him, he's a hoot to read, but when I discovered James Merrill, that blew Buk out of the water for me entirely. -LP

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,041 Points Gulsher John (10/19/2013 11:08:00 PM) Post reply
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    Buk seems " a pulp poet" arousing wild insticnt, best for the old pulp magazine late 19c.(after reading very little of him)
    Din't he try to imitate the great H. Lawrance.?

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