Declan Ryan in Exegesis :
Corral writes with a
self exposing candour increasingly uncommon in much modern British poetry not
only successfully, but triumphantly. Corral’s poems share some common,
life-writing ground with the ‘Confessionals’, especially the suffering Robert
Lowell and W.D. Snodgrass. Sentiment has become anathema in much poetry produced
in the UK, with ironic or ludic modes of writing now approaching something of a
‘mainstream’ house-style. It’s hard to think of a British poet who would dare
write lines with the grace, tenderness, and affecting quality of some of
Corral’s best, such as ‘Too poor to afford lilies,/she walked down the aisle
holding a glass of milk’, or ‘Once a man offered me his heart like a glass of
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
many thanks to letras latinas for the photographic recap of my reading with carl phillips.
sharing a stage with carl phillips was a dream come true.
many thanks to the good people at the folger shakespeare library for being such wonderful hosts.
i loved my hotel! it was close to the monuments. i spent a night visiting them with a friend. my favorite? the lincoln memorial.
a couple of hours before the reading, we attended a dinner at the folger shakespeare library. the company was lovely. the seafood pot pie was amazing.
i typed "poet pie" instead of "pot pie!" ha.
many thanks to the hardison family.
the stage was set for a hamlet production!
many thanks to the kind souls who bought books.
many thanks to the poets/writers who came out to the reading: dan, curtis, sandra, leslie...