Roundup: Poetry Close Readings and Appreciations

Hello, friends! My blog is now almost eight months old—I hope that you’re enjoying the posts.

I’m entering a busy time, with teaching responsibilities and readings to launch Sonnets, and I’m also in a reflective mood. So for this post I’m providing internal links to my close readings and appreciations of various poets over the last few months, with the most recent ones first.

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Camille Martin

Trevor Joyce: Let them eat fire
Barbara Guest: “Bleat”
Ann Lauterbach’s Pilgrim of Desire
Connie Deanovich’s Essence of Saint
“G” is for Genre: Maxine Chernoff’s Todorov
“how many years / without death”: Larry Eigner’s memento mori
Miklos Radnoti (1909 – 1944)
Run Through Rock: Besmilr Brigham (the poem)
The Place of Place: Besmilr Brigham’s Run Through Rock (the essay)
We are all Walloon poets
“I know I am traveling all the time”: The Twilight Dreams of Artur Lundquist
Interview on rob mclennan’s blog
The Majlis Collaborative Experience
Anamorphosis (Creeley/Clemente): Death and the Stuff of Dreams
Alberta Turner: What do you mean, mean?
Empty Lawns and Battered Days: Rupert Loydell’s “Slow-Motion”
Anselm Hollo’s Heavy Jars: “Hard to say whether the jars’ve gotten any lighter.”
Rae Armantrout’s Waves of Punchlines

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Camille Martin

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