11 jun. 2011

Mary Oliver

Here is a good post on one of my least favorite poets, Mary Oliver.

6 comentarios:

Vance Maverick dijo...

This makes me want to go find more brutal posts about Oliver. Liu is right on about the blatant class and Orientalist issues in this poem, but the average Oliver poem is quite bad enough without going this far. And I'd like to see why.

Jonathan dijo...

At one point there was an exchange about one of her poems on Kasey Mohammed's blog Lime Tree, but I can't find it any more.

Vance Maverick dijo...

Possibly this? (Search down for "Oliver".)

(Captcha, speaking of Orientalism, is "chine".)

Jonathan dijo...

I guess that's a related discussion at about the same time, also involving Kasey.

Jonathan dijo...

Here's another one: http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5800563&postID=113106172290991936

Clarissa dijo...

I never read this poet before but now that I have discovered this embarrassingly bad poem, I will use it as an embodiment of the condescending pseudo-liberal attitude to us, eternal Third World victims, that I despise.