13 ene. 2009


Theodore Enslin. The Country of Our Consciousness. 1971. no page numbers

While this book is nicely printed by Sand Dollar it seems very dated--derivative of Creeley and Corman and, secondarily, of Williams. I'm trying only to read books I like, but this one slipped through because I thought I was going to like it until I couldn't find more than a few poems that I did actually like.

To say that I was not in love
when we were married
is no disrespect .

None taken, I'm sure. The disrespect lies in aping a Creeley style ca. 1960 and doing it less well.