8 feb. 2006

I'm getting rather Lorcaesque lately / and I don't like it. / Better if my poetry were, / instead of my lives. So many aspects of a star, // the Rudolph Valentino of sentimental reaction / to dives and crumby ex-jazz hangouts.

And I shall never make my LORCAESCAS / into an opera. I don't write opera.

This is interesting, that this poet also identified a particular Lorcaesque mood writing in 1957. I think I've found my epigraph.

But what does the adjective "Lorcaesque" mean for him? I have some sense that it means self-dramatizing in a kind of campy way, a kind of seedy, slumming New York sentimentality.