Friday Notebook 12.09.11

7 Comments

  1. DaleJacobson
    DaleJacobson December 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm .

    I like this.

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 16, 2011 at 4:11 pm .

    Roberto Bolaño says somewhere, in a lecture I think, that "the act of writing is a conscious act of humility." As against the typical Western notion that writing is some kind ego-trumpet…

  3. DaleJacobson
    DaleJacobson December 14, 2011 at 9:30 pm .

    Joseph, I&#39;ve been reading your work (slowly, as I do) and find it well-wrought, which is a phrase that sounds too much like iron-work, but the metaphor might still apply, if iron is an element out of which to make poetry. To continue the metaphor, it is honed. However, obviously there is more, most striking the opening to a surprising recognition the poems make.<br /><br />A well-chosen

  4. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 10, 2011 at 11:25 pm .

    I believe Horace would have had one of his boy-servants dispose of the beasty, Vassilis. But I&#39;m glad you and Conrad and Bob were pleased!

  5. Bob King
    Bob King December 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm .

    &quot;each eye a pinch of want&quot;–wow!<br />Great detail in the middle and, yes, the perfect last line.

  6. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato December 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm .

    I agree.<br /><br />Especially the last line-perfect.

  7. vazambam
    vazambam December 10, 2011 at 10:42 am .

    Executed perfectly, my good man–I&#39;m sure Horace would have done likewise!

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