Sunday, November 20, 2011

And I am a fool

(Some days it’s like this.)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

It is hard to say

it is hard to say folded

Friday, November 18, 2011

In the end

Time is the condition of delightfulness and of perishing both.

— Anne Carson, Eros the Bittersweet

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

APT No. 1, “Republic”

apt 1 october 2011 front and back

“... everybody chicken think they could just walk in my yard, as if my yard is a republic.”
—V.S. Naipaul, The Suffrage of Elvira

Saturday, November 05, 2011

A difficult position

“I can’t quite accept what seems to be a fairly conventional notion of poetry as that which bolsters us up in what we already know. I am less interested in that than in poetry that puts us in a difficult position and makes us think about how things are.”

—Paul Muldoon, quoted in a review of Maggot by Nick Laird, in The New York Review of Books, 23 June, 2011.