microreview of pk page:

Many things in these poems remind me of a less fiercely condensed Lorine Niedecker. So much so that I was regretting that when I taught Niedecker (and HD) in the past, I didn't have some of these poems to show: see -- this is similar, but what is this "and" doing here?

thoughts on ian hamilton finlay, based on reading one book

Like Zukofsky, the best of the poems -- and the lines in the poems -- are the love poems, but there's a sense of slightness, of something grand being missed, not *quite* present in the short love poems.


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