Sunday, April 01, 2007

Watch out—the complacencies of the peignoir are behind you!

The Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning" vs. Wallace Stevens's "Sunday Morning"—who would win???

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It's National Poetry Month. I was going to write that I would read one book of poetry each day in April, but...let's just say I promise to read one poem a day. Today's poem: "Kill Poem," the lead track on Frederick Seidel's Ooga-Booga. My grade: A+. An excellent poem, with a late-inning burst of self-referentiality ("Its title is Kill Poem...") that's like something off of a Destroyer album.

Check out FSG's National Poetry Month site, and of course the stuff brewing over at the PoFo (where I blog when I get a chance—some of it overlaps with Dizzies stuff, but not much)..and Jordan Davis's Equanimity...and Joshua Clover...and Cathy Park Hong...

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