February 29th, 2008

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Recommended link; review of a poem...

I don't often try to recommend reviews of single poems, because they tend to be as impenetrable as technical articles written by linguists. This one is an exception; it's a real pleasure to read. It's a review by Catherine Joyce titled "On the Art of Seeing Things," for Elizabeth Bishop's poem "The Moose," and it's at http://www.arcpoetry.ca/howpoemswork/features/2008_01_joyce.php . First on the page is the poem itself; then comes the review.