13 jun. 2011

Guest / Duncan / HD

Interesting that Barbara Guest and Robert Duncan are the two poets of their generation to devote books to H.D. They both have that medieval / modernist vibe going on (that I've commented on before in Guest's poetry). Guest's is a biography, Duncan's an essay on modernist poetics, so they are quite different works. Duncan was born in 1919, Guest in 1920. Both grew up in California, and Guest moved back there at some point.