6 mar. 2004

Book of the day (second try). Gone to Earth (Pam Rehm). 2001. Purchased today at Subterranean Books.

The first poem in the book I recognize from the Best American Poetry (Creeley). I'm having a hard time getting a hold of this style. First I thought of Rae Armantrout, then of Fanny Howe. This is one piece of writing that caught my attention:

"Grassy a portion of everything

School children mingling
Two dogs follow

The geese overhead
Led without tracks

We move hither now thither
Towards something

Only to be drowned crossing the river"

I wish the book three times longer than it is, so I could figure out what I think about it.