8 mar. 2004

A Certain Slant of Sunlight 1988. Private stock; New York City School shelves.

Berrigan riffs on Frost also: "Something / There is that doesn't love a wall: I / am that something." There are no page-numbers in this book. The copyright page is at the end rather than the beginning. Some of the poems were written in collaboration with others, according to Alice's intro, but which poems were done with which collaborators? I love the take-off on Vachel Linsday's "broken school windows." Berrigan's persona is obnoxious, in a sort of ingratiating way.

I wish the whole book were facsimiles of the actual postcards.

The mythology of the New York School is almost dead in me. But only almost dead.