FRANZ WRIGHT: ADDRESS
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|FRANZ WRIGHT: ADDRESS|
Here are 20 poems from a poet awarded the Pulitzer prize for American verse, with many collections behind him.I find some of this verse rather cryptic (although much is made of and known about him in the States), but assume that AT THE DESK refers to the dead father of the poet, who was also awarded the prize:
A forest of roses had grown up about himand similarly one needs keys to open other poems to enter a rarefaction and precision which might otherwise be classed as incomprehensible. He is certainly a poet who can deal with a wealth of non-material incidents in a rarefied atmosphere. I quote all of AT THE DESK:
A forest of roses had grown up around him. (Time flies when you're dead.) A thin brook of blood threaded through, and one bird sang. (Took secret pill.) He lay alone and listened to it for a couple years; then he got up and added a comma. He has been considering deleting it again, but he cannot move my hand.
|reviewer: Eric Ratcliffe.|