9 may. 2005

Perhaps the best sestina ever written. I'll forgive KSM this *slight* exaggeration, given the generous sentiment behind this compliment. There are a few other sestinas that might be considered among the *best*. You know, by Arnaut Daniel, Dante, Petrarch, Auden, Ashbery, Carlos Germán Belli, Jaime Gil de Biedma, Elizabeth Bishop--just to name a few.

2 comentarios:

Emily Lloyd dijo...

Y'know, I read that back in February and thought the same thing (as KSM) myself. What great end-word choices. If ya gotta have deer, might as well have vile and colossal. She should send it to McSweeneys!

Jonathan dijo...


Are you listening, Daniel Nester? She's already published one there.