Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Of place & panic

For you, two beautiful things:

1) Bob Hicok's A poem of place in AGNI online ["I'm tired of trying to say things about stars"]

&

2) Rusty Morrison's essay, Poetry & Panic, in the current issue of Pleiades ["The leap, the deep step, that the reader is taking with the poet into the poem may seem dizzying, but the process of following such steps may be wonderfully instructive, even if the arresting interfaces between ideas may initially induce in the reader what I am calling panic" (123)].