Wednesday, May 02, 2007

weightless tomes

Some of the many interesting things Brendan Lorber of LUNGFULL has to say.

The Weightlessness of any Anthology in the Last Few Decades:
Their sheer abundance negates any anthology’s authority to define a movement. Each new anthology is like the person on The Price Is Right who bids $1 higher than the last guy on the dinette set. To the extent an anthology is successful, it points to the decentralization of poetry and the impossibility of any one boss or singular vision. It rides the air between poems, placing the extreme connection ahead of being a supreme collection.



He won't remember but I met him many years ago when he was here. I still have a very old copy of LUNGFULL somewhere around here.

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