Books
David GarrisonJanuary 24, 2011
Charles Simic's poems point to what we are.
Books
David GarrisonNovember 16, 2009
Here is a small book of images artfully constructed and melancholy with only one story to tell but a story with two parts the end is coming life goes on As the title indicates each poem in this the 19th volume from Charles Wright contains six lines but six lines visually attenuated always
Books
David GarrisonOctober 27, 2008
Charles Simic rsquo s poetry is and always has been gnomic His poems read like little messages containing clues mdash though often at first sight clues too cryptic to be put to use It both pleases and puzzles that at just the moment when a poem seems to approach a newly discovered center of grav
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David GarrisonJune 23, 2008
The poetry of Robert Creeley 1926-2005 is less a poetry of song and narrative than an artistry of language and thought syntax and consciousness syllable and word Benjamin Friedlander rsquo s edition the first ldquo selected rdquo poems since Creeley rsquo s death brings together verse from
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David GarrisonSeptember 24, 2007
Though we seldom speak of Charles Wright as a religious poet at least not as we might discuss George Herbert or Gerard Manley Hopkins he is nevertheless among the most spiritual of American poets of the last 50 years His poetry is relentlessly attendant to the numinous 8220 I am 8221 he wri