Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Great Regulars: This week, it's time to relax

and enjoy a fruit-laden summer cocktail. Marianne Burton's "Pissarro's Orchards" is a kind of postmodern sonnet, with the names of 13 different examples of fruit woven into its 14 lines. It's from Burton's first collection, She Inserts the Key, which is itself a variegated garden of delights.

Something that always endears me to a new poet is seeing the pleasure she or he takes in language for its own sake.

from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Poem of the week: Pissarro's Orchards by Marianne Burton


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