Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Great Regulars: In "The Night Migrations," [Louise] Glück

yearns to understand some truths about time and death. But, she feels the imagination is not capable of rendering that understanding. "The Night Migrations" is the first poem from her 2006 collection "Averno." A small lake outside of Naples, Averno was thought by the ancient Romans to be the entrance to the underworld.

Listen to how she achieves poise: "I tell myself" anchors the final stanza.

from David Biespiel: The Oregonian: The poetry of poise: finding harmony in havoc


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