Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Great Regulars: This tension between stringent attentiveness

to a world that is often ugly and squalid and the poetic lyricism with which poetry tries to redeem it becomes the subject of "Exterior: Day" where the old blind woman's accidental presence on the film set not only challenges the fictional strategies of the film's director but also calls the poet's own framing perspectives into question. [C.K.] Williams is scrupulously honest, and the contest between "illusion and truth" is left undecided.

Exterior: Day

from The Times Literary Supplement: Poem of the Week: Exterior: Day


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