THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1961
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The Parent Trap' mnust go
down as one of the funniest, if
not the funniest, picture of the
year ...this movie was given an
enormous advance ballyhoo. The
result certainly lives up to and
surpasses the publicity."
Donald Hall Tells How Poets Emerge
Outgoing City Postmaster
Condemns 'spoils System'
By NAN MARKEL
Daily Guest Writer
The one young writer whom
even Time proclaims "has poet
written all over him" told me in
his Haven Hall office a few days
ago how a poet emerges.
The sign of promise in a young
writer is interest in technique,
Donald Hall said.
"The imagination and the dis-
crimination must be equal, and
equally as strong," he wrote re-
cently in the Virginia Quarterly
Review. Because the older you
grow the less powerful you realize
your will is, you can only learn
control when you're young. "Reli-
ance on the will is a young thing."
Few Learn Techniques
"Only a few in each generation
learn technique," the 33-year-old
poet said. "Of those few only some
will reach profundity." And how
does one find profundity? "It
comes if it comes."
Hall's speech had the flow and
precision of poetry, and he took
care to say only what is interest-
I sat in an old cushioned chair,
which isn't out of place in his grey ?
cement office, aware that this as-
sistant professor of English at the
University is becoming an emi-
nent writer. His poems were rec-
ognized at Harvard, then at Ox-
ford; he has authorized two books
and edited two others; and his
poems, articles and reviews have
found print in magazines ranging
from Mademoiselle to Poetry.
Conscious of Stature
He was conscious of his poetic
stature, but he looked into his art's
movement more personally than a
self-styled authority would.
"With me there's been a gradual
shift from emphasis on the will
to letting it come. Of course, thereI
is still a residue of control," he
He started writing when he was
about 12, "seriously when I was
about 14." His early decisionrto
devote himself to writing great
poetry "is not typical." Although
he worked with prose for a while,'
he "gave it up soon."
Tried Free Verse
The verse he employed was
"free" at first, then "got very for-
mal metrically when I was about
16. It began to break up at about
25, and now I am writing free
verse again, or more properly, int
syllabics (counting the number of1
syllables rather than the meter)."
What makes a poet of a man?l
"The mind of a poet is not dif-
ferent initially from other men's
minds," he said. "Poets have littlef
in common but a training from<
He pursued this tangent for a
minute, noting that at one stage-
children toy with words. However,
"one kind of bad poet is the per- j
son who has no consideration for1
content," only for the words.
An idea has to lead to another,
and another from that association. ,
This is the form of modern poetry
(stream-of - consciousness writing
is the ultimate in association). But
idea association was imperative1
even for the older poets, although
they foreshadowed their thoughts
at the beginning of a poem, de-
veloped them and then concluded.
Hall said he has moved toward
more subjective content as his
poems' forms have changed. ;
"Now the material' which ap-
peals to me is totally different. I
used to start with an event like
marriage or the birth of my son
and work from there." Poems in
his first book "Exiles and Mar-
riages," published in 1955, are
mostly of the seeing-writing sort.
Citing "The Muskox" as the
new type of poem, he explained
how it was written.
Never Seen It
"Somebody mentioned 'muskox'
to me one day. I don't think I've
ever seen a muskox, but the idea
of the animal started something
going." The poem turned out hav-
ing "all sorts of dark and brood-
ing strains I never intended."
Now that he can look back at
the poem-"and I couldn't say this
until a few days ago"-he sees it Acting Postmaster Hugh P. Gas
was "a journey through the ani-
mal identity." The poem "Grass"
traveled into "the vegetable iden-
"I became aware that some of
the things I liked in older works
did this," he said.
ton yesterday lashed out at poli- ministration, although he was a
tical appointments of postmas- Democrat.
ters, calling them a "perversion of Although he said he has been
democracy. friends with Bachman for "many
Gaston, a Republican, is sched- years," Gaston expressed his re-
uled to be replaced Friday by Dem- giet over "the decision of the
ocrat Donald G. Bachman. Democrats making this change for
several reasons, especially since
A move is underway to save other acting postmasters appoint-
Gaston's job by both Ann Arbor ed during former administrations
and Kentucky Democrats. indi- have been accepted by their local
vidual local Democrats have sent Democratic committees and con-
letters to Sen. Patrick V. McNa- firmed."
mara (D-Mich) protesting the re- The City Council and a number
placement and calling attention to of members of the local Chamber
Gaston's record in the 13 months of Commerce recently expressed
he has served. their commendation of Gaston's
A poet must know what
poets are attempting and
accomplished. Hall quoted
"Not to be aware of the work
of your time is to be three-quar-
Today's poets are always chang-
ing, Hall remarked. Maybe, like
fashion, poems are exhausted by
blanket communication. That still
leaves a question as to why ob-
scure poets are changing, too.
"I can accept the dogma, but I
don't know why it's true. Perhaps
the kind of personality which can
be an artist in this era is the kind
which would be most amenable to
change in any time."
Does this well-built, conserva-
tively dressed poet see a stereotype
among his fellows? Only to the
extend that "most artists never
know whether they're good, or
whether they're fooling people all
"This worrying about his art is
the troubling you see in poets."
He disparaged the "clichetic suf-
Kentucky Republicans and Dem-
ocrats plan to question the govern-
ment's procedure in ousting Gas-
ton on the floor of the Senate,
which will confirm the appoint-
ment, They will do so because
Gaston's wife, who died last April,
was a former resident of Kentucky
and an army nurse who served
overseas during World War II.
They will question the govern-
ment's attitude toward parental
support of children of a deceased
army nurse. (Gaston has two
Gaston yesterday said 'the pa-
tronage system is "not conducive
to attracting qualified and experi-
enced persons into federal career
He pointed out that the late
Postmaster Oswald Koch, who
served until his death in June,
1960, was detained during eight
years of a Republican national ad-
. .. interest in technique
New City Hall
To Cost Extra
The proposed City Hall will cost
taxpayers $133,572 more than the
original report's estimate, a city
council meeting revealed Monday
The structure, scheduled for
completion in October, 1962. was
estimated by the Alden B. Dow
architect firm of Midland at
$2,408,572. Last November, Ann
Arbor property owners had over-
whelmingly approved a bond is-
sue commitment of $2,275,000.
The report set off a heated de-
bate in which a motion was pre-
sented to force the architectural
firm to cut back plans to the
original estimate but was defeated.
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the art. Lawyers see in terms of
litigation. A poet may look at life
in terms of the poems it will give
him. He makes literary shapes of
what he sees.
"You might say we're fixated at
the oral stage-fixated at what
can be done with words."
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Educational Film Preview: "Images
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Children" and "Rythmetic" will be
shown on Wed., July 19 at 2 p.m. in
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Concert: The Stanley Quartet will
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Letters de mon moulin, the second in
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Summer Session Lecture series: "The
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Linguistic Forum Lecture: Prof. Paul
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will speak on "Russian Kinship and
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