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"The very existence of poetry should make us laugh. What is it all about? What is it for?"
“El subtítulo ‘Modelo para armar’ podría llevar a creer que las
diferentes partes del relato, separadas por blancos, se proponen como piezas permutables.”
*Barbara Guest. Defensive Rapture. 1993. 103 pp.
I am far from exhausting this book after multiple readings. In some ways it was her breakthrough book (along with the slightly earlier Fair Realism; after that she could be celebrated by the Language poets and get a new lease on life.