I appreciated the most recent podcast for its brief clip of the poet's voice - A.R. Ammons. The poem that Ammons reads aloud (from a Live reading in New York in 1996) is "Still." It IS A.R. Ammons projecting his American voice. However, the two commentators undermine Ammons' poetry as distinctly his, not by classifying him within a literary school, but by saying his poem is "Whitman-esque" or "Wordsworthian." If Ammons strives for the American voice through a distinct, unapologetic and scientific type of writing, he is most like no one else but himself. Yes, I agree that his writing resembles William Carlos Williams. But A.R. Ammons belongs to no school for a reason. Any attempt to dissect what he, the poet, may or may not have been thinking is a disservice to his poetic exploration of the imagination. It is, essentially, to put words in his mouth.