Two new ones.
Two new ones.
Books soon, I promise. Working steadily.
The base of Whalen's poetry is not so much the perception or even the object itself, the historic grounds of Imagist esthetics, but the phrase in which a sensation enters the language function of mind. That point of impact marks a transformation of outer to inner realm, a cross-over into the yielding human imagination which doesn't seek to translate or manipulate the experience, but enjoy it in a felicitous wording of the encounter. That can only be by flashes and intuitive leaps, so the phrase is necessarily like its antecedent, the image, a discrete entity lacking in emotional or psychological connections to anything else. The phrase or sentence in Whalen is in itself a complete occasion, bounded by the input of an experience which the words embed in a lucid perception.
Landscape Odes is now available. I will create a page for it later tonight so you can peek at its contents.
Added a link at the sidebar to a PDF of my Anchorite Press publication In(ex)teriors. There are no more print copies available.
Closing in on the end of vacation. Here's the gist of the past bit:
Pouring rain this morning. Very nice. A dark light. Woke early, 5:30 or so, walked Langston. Now a pot of tea and to work.
FRAME has a great deal for you. Both issues are gorgeous and feature top notch poetry.
Small Town #10 is out folks. Whatcha doin' here? Get over there and check out that lineup.
The heat. The heedt. The heeght.
"Ortiz has come to the plate 19 times in walkoff situations since the end of the 2004 regular season (postseasons included) and reached base 16 times. He is 11 for 14 (.786), with 7 HRs and 20 RBIs. This season, he is 8 for 9, with 5 HRs and 15 RBIs."
Theo didn't pull any triggers. Wise. There was nothing to be had worthwhile. He was apparently close on some big names, but who knows.