The Condition of Vision: Tom Hennen’s Collected and New Poems


  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison May 24, 2013 at 4:03 am .

    [I put this comment over in your comment stream, too]<br /><br />I don&#39;t know how I missed your review of Hennen&#39;s book, Lyle. It&#39;s a fine one! What&#39;s interesting is that everyone who writes about it cites different poems to make similar points. It&#39;s one reason I love a collected poems: the work has a chance to speak to the broadest possible audience. I think of Stafford&#39;s

  2. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett May 24, 2013 at 3:34 am .

    Joseph, I also just recently read <i>Darkness Sticks to Everything</i>, and loved it. In my case, I&#39;d first read Hennen&#39;s work back in the 1970&#39;s shortly after his first book came out, and was delighted to see that a Collected Poems of his had been published.<br /><br />I made some of the same observations you&#39;ve given here about his poems: his attention to detail, his quiet humor

  3. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison May 22, 2013 at 2:33 pm .

    My pleasure. Literally. And I mean that <i>literally</i>.

  4. vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras)
    vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras) May 22, 2013 at 8:13 am .

    Thank you for this review of a fine poet whose work was/is unfortunately unknown to me; you&#39;ve given me the chance to rectify that.

  5. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison May 21, 2013 at 8:30 pm .

    Just discovered that I can paste and link the entire Goodreads review here. Doh!

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