Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Great Regulars: To Midwest poets, an imagined Oz is as real

as the tornadoes that drop from clouds into cities or the countryside. Recent books recast the landscape with a new pantheon of media characters, not Greek gods. Urban scenes often take the place of wheatfields.

Michael Robbins, Julianne Buchsbaum, Donald Levering and Trevino Brings Plenty all have ties to the region, and all create transformed geographies.

from Denise Low: The Kansas City Star: On poetry: New collections reflect a 21st century Oz


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