Friday, December 07, 2007

The Poem of a Life: Responses

[Now that The Poem of a Life: A Biography of Louis Zukofsky has actually hit the shelves, I'll be doing my best to track responses to the book in the "conventional" reviewing outlets & on the blogosphere. All in the service, of course, of pure, naked promotion. So go buy it already.]

The first reader review, by the prolific & always delightful Kevin Killian, novelist, poet, playwright, & co-author of the excellent biography Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance, is up, pushing Poem of a Life back into the teens of its sub-sub-sub-category. Kevin begins, magnificently,
Avant-garde poet Louis Zukofsky is the subject of a splendid new biography, one I scurried through, with barely a moment's pause for rest or water, over the past four and a half hours, and you shut the book exhilarated wanting nothing but more, more of this wonderful blend of exposition, narrative drive, and critical analysis all hand in hand like the heroic girls striding the battlefield in Henry Darger's painting.
Hard to beat that – am considering it for my tombstone.
A. Papatya Bucak blogs The Poem of a Life here.

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