John Sakkis just sent me a photocopy of ACTS magazine's Eigner issue, which contains a feature by Robert Kocik. Here are two of my favorite consecutive paragraphs from the 3 page, typewritten feature:
If lines roughly the same length all share a left margin, one rectangle (the poem) has been placed onto another rectangle (the page). In L.E.'s early work, this page-bound "deadset" appearance was broken up by leaving blanks at the beginnings of lines where words had been deleted to gain immediacy. Interior and end-line lacunas were developed by dropping commas. Erasure such as this is now a matter of habit--the revision, initial. [my italics]
The question 'how much can things go together?' is asked along with questioning the extent to which poems can be made to cohere.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Here is a review of Eleni Stecopoulos' Autoimmunity (TAXT, 2006) that I wrote for Jacket magazine: http://jacketmagazine.com/36/r-stecopoulos-rb-donovan.shtml.