Saturday, January 27, 2007

Almost Random Notes, Part 7

It must be Jim Harrison Week at the New York Times. Tomorrow the Book Review is publishing an essay by Harrison on Karl Shapiro, making a living, and the urge of American poets to write the "Big Poem."

Check it out.

It's nice to see someone touch on the "Big Poem" question (so fashionable lately!) who doesn't blather through "theory tainted lips," as Tony Hoagland might put it.

The blog entries are stacked against what we think we are.

Another dollop of oatmeal, Mr. Keats?