Not to slight Jorie, who I am a fan of, but this is a great article simply for the fact that it’s one of the only reviews that is negative concerning contemporary poetry.
Elisa Gabbert is not happy with the work she’s been getting. Choice quote: “Poems are not supposed to be beautiful (though they can be). They’re supposed to be good.” –Jon W.
In Memoriam – Howard Zinn Why Howard Zinn Will Never Die I was reading Stephen Burt’s Close Calls with Nonsense, sitting outside on a bench, in the unusual rain, rainy days are alien in Arizona, waiting at the end of the campus mall for my brother to pick me up for lunch. While I had