Leaflets; Poems, 1965-1968
The themes of this book are the poetics of violence and the poetics of love. Its impulse is the deepening of recognitions through language, in a time of ignorance and mutilation.
Miss Rich has written: "For a poet...there is this primary labor with words. But I have the notion that how you live your life has something to do with it葉hat morality, for a poet, is a refusal of blinders, of traditional consolations, a courage to be alone, or wounded....A willingness to step out into the fog, to take paths which may lead nowhere. Certainty, predictability, are the first supports that have to go. I see the poetry of things as standing in resistance to brute mechanistic force, the charge of the rhinoceros with its head down. To discover様iterally葉his poetry and re-create it in language is a poet's essential action."
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I will recall this book because of its poems of insomnia and early mornings, but I will also forget them for the same reason: these are not subjects from which I can hatch a plot with the author. They ... Read full review