The Eve of St. Agnes
Ode on a Nightingale
For a reading group. Enjoying these so much, particularly St. Agnes and Autumn. Incorporating them into current teaching, too.
Heard Maureen read much from this book last night. Spinning out and in, delightful.
Is all of human culture an attempt to not encounter the world "as it is"? Intriguing hypothesis, smart and absolutely crisply written book. For those who follow the cultural geography of Carl Sauer, this is essential. Maybe for everyone.
vol. 4 of the Selected Writings
Much on Brecht & Baudelaire, which is some of my favorite writing by Benjamin.
One of the essential 20th Century poems, all too often ignored. I couldn't find an in-print copy when in England this past summer, which was shocking.
The Scented Fox
A beautiful new book by the author of Daily Sonnets, of which I have blogged previously.
STEVEN E. WEISLER and SLAVKO MILEKIC
Theory of Language
Something of a textbook for linguistics, from the generative perspective. Good for me to renew my ongoing interest in the field. Great to apply linguistic perspectives to poetry/poetics.
New & Selected Poems
Aren't these a wonder? David Shapiro, always so young and at the same time so wise. Knock socks off poems, some of the best of our time.
The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan
I seem to re-read Berrigan every few years, like a necessary bath or entry into the flow. Terrific edition of terrific poems.