Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Great Regulars: My Poets is the autobiography of a divided

pronoun. Its cover art is instructive: two half-portraits of William Carlos Williams and Emily Dickinson (each looking uncannily like the other) fused man-to-woman down the nose to create a new hybrid. [Maureen N.] McLean's essays think similarly; poets are read through other poets; the prose hotwires different styles and rhetorical strategies; seemingly contradictory aesthetics are hybridized to create new chimeras of sense.

from Michael Lista: National Post: On Poetry: My Poets, by Maureen N. McLane


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