The Modern Lyric

The story of the decline of book poetry and the elevation of popular song since World War...

Jorie Graham’s Poetry

A brief treatment of disturbing themes in Jorie Graham’s poems; her notion of simple empirical or sensual knowledge of objects and the implication for human relations.

Heraclitean

I have been told by thoughtful men To meditate the moving face Of nature, and with care to trace The lineaments of now and then. But studying love’s better theme I found this new world cruel and cold; My senses were not young or old But followed the insensate...

A Farmer Meditates

Ghargozolou Van Ginnekin Has expertise in tissue cells, And sports among the cilia With easy diligence. He knows as well as Bouligard Or Blau The ways of mitochondria. He rings his bell in Innsbruck only once To warn his white-clothed erudites To watch For elegant...