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Photograph of Bill Holm in Minneota, MN in the 1990s.

Notes on Bill Holm’s manuscripts and writing — Part 2

In my previous article, I explored Minnesota poet Bill Holm’s use of boxelder bugs and pigs in his writing. Now, I turn my attention to two other elements that are key to understanding Holm’s work — Walt Whitman and the concept of “failure.”