Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Great Regulars: At the heart of the poetry of poise is a

poet's capacity to shift frames, slide in and out of metaphor and slip from literal to figurative storyline and back, all the while illuminating cohesion in language and feeling.

One poet who has mastered this sort of poise is Rodney Jones, a rural Alabamian, born in 1950, whose poems cherish anecdote and place with a skeptical obsession with faith.

from David Biespiel: The Oregonian: Poetry: When a poem makes a pivot, readers flex along with it


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