Thursday, August 20, 2009

Scroggins on Oppen

Amid much anticipation, the new (and rather vast) issue of Big Bridge has made its way online. Among all of the other riches is a "Garland for George Oppen" edited by Eric Hoffman. And there, among fascinating contributions by such star-power folks as Zach Barocas, Joseph Bradshaw, Stephen Cope, John Cunningham, Thom Donovan, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Norman Finkelstein, Michael Heller, Grant Jenkins, Burt Kimmelman, Michael Kindellan, Jack Marshall, Peter Nicholls, Marjorie Perloff, Patrick Pritchett, Martin Jack Rosenblum, Bruce Ross-Smith, Anthony Rudolf, Christopher Sawyer-Lau├žanno, John Taggart, Henry Weinfield and Karl Young – phew! – are a couple of pieces by your humble blogger: a note on Oppen's "The Lighthouses" and a review of Peter Nicholls's excellent George Oppen and the Fate of Modernism.

3 comments:

Vance Maverick said...

Shamefaced self-promotion, more like. Lots of goodies there, making me want to open up that box in the basement with the Oppen in it.

The Perloff is pretty slapdash, it seems to me, for something that's been written twice.

Vance Maverick said...

In your note on Oppen and Zukofsky, there's a copy-paste error -- at the end of the note, the last four paras or so are repeated.

...an assertion of "essential // clarity plain glass ray / of darkness ray of light." sts (Zukofsky, Oppen, Carl Rakosi, Charles Reznikoff)...

Mark Scroggins said...

Yeah, I saw it too, Vance -- we've got the webmaster working on that.