Friday, June 01, 2007

Regaining a Feeling for Poetry

The Montreal Gazette devoted a page last Saturday to Robyn Sarah and her new book Little Eurekas. Alas, no internet link, and I'm not typing in the whole thing. But here's a taste:

"In a world where academic writings on poetry have drifted deeply into the realm of the theoretical and abstract, becoming completely inaccessible to the common reader, there is something refreshig and poignant in Sarah's "personal response" method. ... This is not traditional literary criticism; it invites us to respond as actively and viscerally to poetry as we do to music or the performing arts. ... Any book that reminds us of the power of poetry to inspire and transform, as Little Eurekas does, should be celebrated."

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