Tuesday, April 03, 2012

News at Eleven: And yet this is a book built

on pleasure, a convincingly, if subtly, joyous engagement with a world where "there is so little distinction . . ./between beauty, violence, utility."

Take this excerpt from her [Paisley Rekdal's] poem "Ballard Locks," where she writes of salmon passing through man-made protective tanks as they head upstream to spawn.

from Slate: Beauty and Violence


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