In the spirit of blog as Wunderkammer: this is not new, but new to me: a delight by Jay Thompson courtesy the Kenyon Review blog, on among other things Alice Notley—whose Grave of Light I have just begun and am being wonderfully undone by—hybridization; the post-avant-garde; the “most messed-up work of James Tate”; and an animated puppy who explores such delicious wonderings as
Where are the non-American poets in post-avant-garde poetry?
Where are the conversations about class, history, and ideology?
Where are the lunatics?
When I read and write, I want to feel watchful and small, angry and serene and skeptical, butting with questions about power and chatter about sex and death and pop culture, self and knowing.
Check out the whole at “Thoughts of a Magic Puppy in the Tillages of Modishness and Doubt.”