22 dic. 2008

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*Kenneth Koch. When the Sun Tries to Go On. 1969. 113 pp.

This is the 1969 edition published by Black Sparrow with illustration of Larry Rivers. I've owned it for years as part of my collection, but I don't think I ever read it straight through before now. Koch wrote it in 1953; it predates the poems of Thank You! and is contemporaneous with O'Hara "Easter" and "Hatred," more or less. A long poem that simply goes on and on without ever shifting gears or turning into something else.

1 comentario:

Gary dijo...

I love this book.