Cheating a Review, Part I
Where to find reviews online as examples, to cheat from:
Do you still have your LA Public Library cards? The *best* place to find reviews is Pro-Quest. However, if you're writing a capsule review, since library journal and publisher's weekly capsules are on amazon and barnes & Noble, try there too.
I.e., google the poet.
type in your Los Angeles Public Library card #
search for a periodical (Chicago Review, American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Parnassus: Poetry in Review, etc. are all indexed here)
note: who reviewed this poet? a mainstream reviewer? a mainstream periodical?
OR type in the name of the poet you're searching on -- definitely the publisher's weekly review will come up, if there is one, and any major periodical publications
who likes this poet? who doesn't like this poet?
if your poet hasn't been reviewed, look up similar poets --
who is the poet like and unlike? what is her relationship to the canon? contemporaries? who likes this poet?
Celia: who influenced him? what's his stance re: ancient greek homoerotic poetry? camp? formalism/world war I homoerotic poetry? the new york school?
Jay: Stephanie Strickland, Pattie McCarthy, Cole Swensen, Anne Carson...