group, an in-joke, an email list. William Logan New Criterion "Not only does our digital living condition us profoundly, and by the stealthiest increments so that with every new upgrade, every app, we are not only further empowered, but also more deeply reliant but it also creates in us an estrangement. I worry sometimes that affect drops out of the conversation when we focus on the political aspects of the art. Who wouldnt like to listen to a perfect recording of their own life, as it was 10 years ago?" Hannah Sullivan larb "To survive reality at its most extreme and grim, artworks that do not want to sell themselves as consolation must equate themselves with. Becker Words Without Borders "Poetry, even when it is not overtly political, when it prefers the universal, when it is staunchly private, if not blatantly apolitical, or when it is fiercely formally experimental to the point of illegibility, is nevertheless already a form of consciousness-raising. Clarkes admonitions on Olsons behalf are staunch in their unfailing allegiance to adhering to accuracy towards the work itself." Patrick James Dunagan 4Square Review "A Part Song opened with the line You principle of song, what are you for now? Yet combing any particular letter for the truth about Plath presents challenges, for The Letters of Sylvia Plath makes clear that she crafted different versions of herself for different correspondents, variously including and occluding details about her experiences and shifting her tone and style, depending. Is so focused on this subject, drawing on so many different sources, that it is a useful milestone in the discussion of authorial selfhood in poems, and particularly in lyric poetry." Chrissy Williams Poetry London "Adorno, it seems, is beyond criticism, and indeed as Adorno. The operable terms for the long poem are activity (praxis or poiesisthe practice or the making) and desire (drive, necessity, Middletons 'longing. As you read his poems you have a feeling that you are working your difficult way around boulders, towards some treasure.".
Henneckers Ditch used me up and when I tried to write poems afterwards I felt like a jobbing writer (and theres no worse crime, in my opinion, than writing something which doesnt need to be written). Or maybe the affect becomes flattened out into mere outrage, or melancholia.". That Phillips is so successful in persuading the reader that she is reading truths is down to the precision and elegance of that syntax. "While any type of poetry necessarily has an objectively definable form that constitutes the texts body and border, for Agha Shahid Ali the borders are obvious in their rigidity and yet capacious for his artistry, as the boundaries of his exilic imaginary both restrain and.
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By Jill Radsken Harvard Gazette "Indeed, at the outset of The Criterio n, Eliot famously took no salary, continuing to work full-time at Lloyds Bank and squeezing his editorial responsibilities into evenings, weekends and holidays. The poetry might develop into something richer and stranger, given a chance; but Vuongs appetite for pathos; his giddy, off-kilter images; and his painful eagerness suggest how much work he has yet." William Logan New Criterion "The transition from poems to novels happened. The founders of Google have a different origin story for their name, but it could be that their deep, dark secret is that they were Enid Blyton fans.". We had this piece. As with book reviews replacing the book itself, now succeeding waves of commentary can overwhelm the source more rapidly than can be kept up with, which has led to the rise of the take of takes: summarised aggregations of the responses so far. Anna Arno Versopolis "Finished and unfinished john Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath have nothing to do with this. His ears are larger than my head; I am standing on the shoulders of a boy who is standing on the shoulders of another boy.". Kate Kellaway Observer "I believe that art has intrinsic value in itself, and that the creation of art should be a necessary feature of any society. I feel like Ive put a leather jacket on over a Laura Ashley pyjama set and got away with." Hera Lindsay Bird Observer "His work stretches from intimate explorations of family and marriage to considerations of nationhood and identity.