Wednesday, October 06, 2004
I like this at fete/fate/Fait Accompli. it is not inscrutable like a koan, but still, it is a statement testing simplicity and depth. looking at the spare concentrations of Zukofsky and Niedecker, and also, you will notice, writers like Tom Beckett and Mark Young, who can write brief lines that are full of containment. my own art ('such as it is') consists of quantity, as I would say likewise of (without making too much of these comparisons) Stein, Silliman, Ashbery, Ganick. add Dickinson to the 1st group. I don't know what I am getting at, except noticing different means. I would like to write a succinct sentence such as Nick's.