Wednesday, March 16, 2011
OPPEN AND WOLF FACE AT THE YES YES BLOG
Drew Kalbach has written a really nice essay, "Vision and Window," about astonishment in poetry (poetic astonishment?) on the Yes Yes blog. In it, he talks about that sense of surprise that can result from just looking around intently, attentively, differently than normal and getting that attentiveness into one's poems in surprised and surprising ways. He uses George Oppen to illustrate his main point--and to call for the creation of more poems that are "...serious things through levity..." I'm honored that he wound up mentioning my own poem "In Darkness Light-Headed" from Wolf Face in the process.