Monthly Archives: May 2014

Jonathan Thirkield on Niedecker’s no bird dawn

at no bird dawn— from “[I married]” Lorine Niedecker This is a quiet apocalypse. Imagine viewing a bomb impact at close range after its first concussive wave takes out your eardrums: silence, a rising cloud of dust, then a burial, … Continue reading

Posted in LINES Post | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Jon Curley on mystery and mastery in Pam Rehm

Among other qualities I admire in a poem are sonically measured lines that follow surprising flight paths. Mischief—in the form of word or sound play, riddles and mix-ups—guarantees delight, especially when keyed to more serious conceits than ironic forks or … Continue reading

Posted in LINES Post | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off