Monday, January 24, 2011
Jeffrey C. Robinson's Untam'd Wing (Station Hill Press, Dec. 2010). According to his website: "The material presented here, and throughout my books, consists of splicings of Romantic and more-or-less contemporary idioms, deformations and anagrams of Romantic poems, variations on elements in them, and lyric essays and diary entries on Romanticism—all sparks of the Romantic. One might think of this enterprise as a form of commentary, a kind of Midrashic exercise, that not only, in the modern sense, de-familiarizes a text as a gesture towards re-energizing it, and indicating a resistance to an ideology or prescriptive reading, but as an act that may restore poetry to a collective origin." More here, and a review here.