Dale Jacobson on Marked Men
[As news items on my home page get bumped by newer news, I’ll post them here where they can live awhile longer. Here’s the latest.] Dale Jacobson reviews Marked Men in Rain Taxi. It’s humbling when a poet one admires finds good things to say about one’s own work. If you don’t know Jacobson’s poetry, pick up Metamorphoses of the Sleeping Beast, Factories and Cities: A Poem in Two Parts, or A Walk by the River to fully appreciate what you’ve been missing. * I should add that Dale’s editorial efforts were critical to the production of a literary landmark, Copper Canyon’s complete Letter to an Imaginary Friend (Parts I-IV), by Thomas McGrath. Reading McGrath and Jacobson together is like throwing open the window of a room too long closed up. A fresh wind rushes in, and our stuffy notions of what poetry can be are swept away.