Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Poetry Daily

Thanks to Marc McKee for letting me know about this.

6 comments:

Andrew Shields said...

The last line is an especially major hammer at the end. Reminds me of a favorite of mine, Thomas Lux's "Refrigerator, 1957," in which such a change of tone also gives the poem several extra turns of the screw in the final line!

January said...

Great poem. Congrats!

Matthew Thorburn said...

Very nice! I was in a little bookshop on the Upper East Side on Saturday and they had your book on display right up front.

Josh_Hanson said...

Just saw your book in the ridiculously tiny poetry section of the local bookshop in Sheridan, Wyoming. Just you, Kenneth Koch, and like Longfellow or somebody. Those are some circles you move in, my friend.

Anonymous said...

I have just read Users Guide to Physical Debilitation on the Paris Review website. It is one on the most powerfully engaging and moving poems that I have read for some time. The voice of practicality linked into the emotional self ends with explicit detail and finality in the lines "It is our hope...thing you ever loved." Thank you so much for sharing this everlasting insight into what life is like for you.

Dot D. said...

I bought this book after reading on Poetry Daily. Loved the poetry--the humor reminds me of Callahan's art; the grasp of the line and the movement of the poem of Robert Jackson. Impressive work. Thank you for your honesty and absence of bullshit and your wonderful use of the language.

Maybe someday the reviewer's blurbs might have fewer "disabled poet" tags and just "poet," which will probably happen about the same time people refer to Obama as just "the" president!