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To Anacreon in Heaven

4.56  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A book length poem
Paperback, 61 pages
Published 2010 by Minus A Press
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Joe Sacksteder
Feb 25, 2012 Joe Sacksteder rated it really liked it
This book does really well what I've noticed a lot of people doing very badly at: each line kind of reading like they are the most intense moments cobbled together from unrelated poems. Anacreon is strongest when there is some kind of setting or vibe tying together the disparate lines, like when the narrator seemed to wander into a cocktail party. The end didn't seem like an end; I don't mean this as a compliment. It seemed like it just stopped, and that any other line or poem within the larger ...more
Apr 03, 2011 Jeff rated it really liked it
These adagia have something of Paul Goodman's little sentences and finite experience about them, too; they're quite appealing:

I've come into the room in which the poem was to be for me.

Oh do, that dummy modal, no meaning of its own.

The whole process is presumptuous; for instance, why is it that I think someone else is in the room besides the painter is in the room with the painter's subject?

The whole process is a mess

Well, then, too, there's Charles Wright all over these adagia . . .
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