5.09.2009

Louis MacAdams
The River, Books One, Two & Three
Blue Press, 2005

Got a copy of this (finally) at Skylight last night. Lewis MacAdams is the second generation new york school poet who personifies "new york school not in new york." THE RIVER basically records his key not-new york-ness, because MacAdams is founder of Friends of the LA River. Part of The River is a record of that learning about the river, the history behind the present.

His key not new work ness being less to do with the closest beat - nys second gen link, Bolinas, than with this river poem explaining and being a locale for this particular poetry, chatty and full of information, opinion, observation.

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