Tuesday, February 28, 2012

News at Eleven: So, while narrative remains

the driving force in these poems, the dimmer, harsher realities of postwar Europe are new territory for [Walter] Bargen. The result is often haunting, showing in stark detail the intersection of a young imagination with bullet-riddled walls and buried shell casings.

"I saw the black outline of a machine gun/exposed by the retreating water/but I couldn't swim the current to save it," he writes in "Lost Ordnance."

from St Louis Post-Dispatch: Poet Bargen writes of postwar Europe in 'Endearing Ruins'


No comments :