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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison September 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm .

    I'm tickled to see so many positive reactions to Mathias's poetry—especially to see how it calls out those spider-threads of memory and connection, as good poetry always does for serious readers. I hadn't thought, for example, of Joy Harjo—but yes, of course! And I hadn't thought of Zachary Schomburg because I haven't read him—but now I will. I have often described myself as &

  2. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett September 2, 2010 at 4:21 am .

    I like these, I&#39;ll have to check out more of Svalina.<br /><br />The couple of his poems you&#39;ve given here remind me, in a way, of some of Joy Harjo&#39;s poems and prose poems — I think in particular of her books <i>A Map to the Next World</i>, <i>The Woman Who Fell from the Sky</i>, and <i>She Had Some Horses</i>.<br /><br />Your mention of Steven Wright, in this context, reminds me of

  3. Chris Lott
    Chris Lott September 2, 2010 at 4:18 am .

    Wow… just ordered this based on these snippets alone. The second piece reminds me a bit of Simic, naturally.

  4. Hannah Stephenson
    Hannah Stephenson September 2, 2010 at 1:47 am .

    Thanks for this recommendation. I&#39;ll definitely read this!!<br /><br />Did you read Zachary Schomburg&#39;s Scary, No Scary or The Man Suit? I loved them both.

  5. fmklalex
    fmklalex September 2, 2010 at 12:38 am .

    This is great work, Joseph. I wonder if Russell Edson knows this guy&#39;s work. You should send him some, I think he still lives in Stamford, Conn. But I&#39;ve had no contact with him since the early &#39;70s.<br />Floyce Alexander

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