Saturday, February 1, 2014
Reading the Difficulties
Reading the Difficulties: Dialogues with Contemporary American Innovative Poetry edited by Thomas Fink and Judith Halden-Sullivan (University of Alabama Press, 2014) is an embarrassment of riches. Fink's essay "Problems of Context and the Will to Parsimony: Reading 'Difficult' Recent U.S. Poetry" discusses my poem, "This Poem" from This Poem/What Speaks?/A Day, as well as work by Sheila E. Murphy and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. Tom's essay is brilliant. As is the book in general. I'm sure I'll post more about it at some point.