Monday, October 18, 2004
I'm down with this thinking. I know I am a skitterish reader, especially now with less time for placing nose in books. I jump all over the place. I think Jonathan is right that the sameness of current poetry owes to the sameness of what the readership reads. I like T Berrigan's reading as evinced in his poems and interviews (I have 2 books of interviews and they can be placed with his poetry: he could make the occasion poetic): he read every/anything. the boundaries of taste can stifle. I think even the term poetry stifles. aren't Wittgenstein and Heidegger poetic? the form of engagement is overemphasized. engagement IS the point.