Here is an intriguing "statement" of poetics that Barbara Guest apparently presented in 1998 at Naropa. It is reprinted in How2: http://www.asu.edu/pipercwcenter/how2journal/bg_memorybank/
How about some posts on her ideas?
A Reverie on the Making of a Poem, June 1998
Arrived at the terrain of her sensibility
–a stasis and
pull in the composition physical–
remember, a contradictory tug phantom-like–
upon the environs of the poem–;
think of poem going through these stages
balance and non-movement
always an inert force in poem to try to bring it back and force this on the
surface of poem
darkening of the page and then withdrawal
of darkening:gradually the page lightens,
the invisible heavinesslifted itself.
With no warning (from inside the text,
mind attached to the text)
method to elevate poem from surface
and attacked by dizziness of atmosphere!
In the attack of suspense; a masterful
development of plot and erasure.
The echo the words grant us on page and off!
sound of the last few words–;
they will be abolished and this new movement
embracing an echo,
only discovered here the poem
the timing of this substitution one ideafor another
Countdown!knuckle on the hand
the sentence covering it
with a fist, held loftily–
muscular control . . . fastidiousness
continual restiveness, also
timing supplant strong attack
struggle necessary–but not to let go
a blissful discontinuity
orders this estrangement of each
available word and the disinclination to advance (at
that point in time) or desiretohurry toward an abrupt
rushing or spectacular jumps over the hurdles–
as in conversation
do not hurry the poem
but take chances
motion, movement in poem
an advanced punctuation bursting from vases
into an arena of sound
the aroma continues as a cloud of invisibility shelters
there from center right:solid objects merciless.
what else can poem perform in its arena
the phantom of possible ideas
(maneuvering inside a volume)
a force majeure to shred the atmosphere
this fist its imprint almost
poet in charge
and all the whilemovement coalescing
with the strict idea–
Startling these maneuvers!
of idea and erasure.
not to lose sight of the ideas, and movement they must meet
not to tell all possible choices in poem