- April 13th, 2016
Welcome back to The Seawall’s semi-annual poetry feature. This season, eleven poets write briefly on some of their favorite recently published titles. This multi-poet/title feature is posted here in April and November. Scroll down to read. The commentary includes:
Lisa Russ Spaar
on Honest Engine: Poems by Kyle Dargan (University of Georgia Press)
- April 1st, 2016
On August 8, 1940, Wallace Stevens wrote a letter in response to questions from Hi Simons, a publisher then compiling a Stevens bibliography: “[T]here is a kind of secrecy between the poet and his poem which, once violated, affects the integrity of the poet.”
- March 22nd, 2016on Mr. Zed’s Reflections, prose fiction by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, tr. by Wieland Hoban (Seagull Books)
What do we know about Mr. Zed? Not much. The narrator of Mr. Zed’s Reflections begins with these meager details:
- March 10th, 2016
In October 1973, OPEC declared an oil embargo on the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan, cut production by 25%, and raised the price per barrel by 70%.
- March 1st, 2016
In Notes on Thought and Vision, H.D. wrote, “My sign-posts are not yours, but if I blaze my own trail, it may help to give you confidence … to get out of the murky, dead world of overworked emotions and thoughts.” Rebekah Rutkoff cites H.D.
- February 29th, 2016
On October 7, 2005, Lawrence Ferlinghetti turned up in Brescia, Italy where his paternal family had lived. He had met the Fluxus performer Francesco Conz in Verona; Fluxus was a sort of Dadaist spinoff and Conz anointed Ferlinghetti as an emeritus member.