7 abr. 2010

A funny thing happened. I was asked to submit a paper for a book on Claudio Rodríguez. The idea was that each contributor would choose one poem to explicate. The editor, Philip Silver, basically made sure that there wasn't overlap. I decided to focus on issues of rhythm, thinking that others would offer more interpretative approaches, less formalist approaches, but when I received the published volume recently, I realized that quite a few of the others talked about rhythm too, sometimes with greater technical precision than I had. Far from being unique, my approach turned out to be quite typical. This was a good thing, though, because it confirmed my ideas.