That the struggle of the poem is between the unmet and the undue.
That poetry is encounter science.
That the poem is that which ‘finally accumulates’.
That the belief of the poet is not satisfied by the poem.
That the vocation of poetry is toward disownership.
That poetry is the undoing of the still life.
That the poem is not “contaminated by ambivalence” but is clearly equivocal.
That poetry is not destination-based.
That where we meet the surface of the poem is where we meet the unfitting.
That the poet is a theorist of need.
That poetry remains a broad permission.
4aThat poetry is a wilderness prior to philosophy.
4eThat poetry is custodian to wakefulness.
53That poetry is right to turn away.
64That the world is replete, and repetition merely a spoken word.
7bThat the world is never said enough.
—A Maxwell, Conversion Table (Mindmade Book, 2016)