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The Wild Iris by Louise Glück
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Aug 23, 11

Read in August, 2011

the notes say she is good because she is in neither poetry camp of telling stories or academic. this is true and false, as she is the sort of perfect dialectic of both and neither at once. gluck steps out of the equation as best she can, and is scientific in how she brings god out of her garden. the only reason it is not a 5 is because rimbaud exists, and this is not that. the exhilaration of rimbaud is inverted by gluck, but imagry is forsaken, though gluck gives good reason for that early on here. it's just, like, the hot and cold thing of poetry, like i'm supposed to be stricken with pneumonia after reading because of the emotional flux therein, and it's just not as bed-rest-ing... and it's not fair to gluck for me to do that, but she doesn't give a flying hi fiving fuck about the amount of stars some twat like me gives her on some inane website of masturbatory collectings of information and texts as via judged against the pillars of her dead community while she moves in life. whatever.

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