12 feb. 2009


*Aram Saroyan. Complete Mimimal Poems. 2007. 270 pp

I've always been attracted to very short, minimalistic poems:

fall over

fall over

fall over

fall over

Saroyan's wit and light touch are in evidence here. I see many possibilities for writing: one-word poems, two-word poems. Levi-Strauss says of the myth that its repetitions serve to teach us its own structure. So too, here, with this poem.

1 comentario:

jwg dijo...

Hi Jonathan,
Shorter the poem, the more immediate. All occurs at once. Eye and mind can hold. Generalizations aside, Pirooz has one I think is really worth seeing.