Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Great Regulars: Phillis Levin is just this sort

of poet. Since 1988, with the publication of her first book, "Temples and Fields," she has composed poems that invoke a dazzling fusion between the ancient and the contemporary. Her sort of poetry is metaphysical--a mixture of colloquial touch, ingenious metaphors and a mind flexible enough to fix moments onto a continuum of the sublime. In a word, poised.

"May Day" demonstrates Levin's bearing.

from David Biespiel: The Oregonian: In praise of the Poetry of Poise


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