Monday, March 12, 2012

I got down low and looked: Quarterly Conversation on Eric Ormsby

Issue 27 of Quarterly Conversation is running a lovely profile of Eric Ormsby's poetry. How are words like teeth and almond skins? How vital is rhythm and sonority to verse? The write-up is a review of The Baboons of Hada (Carcanet), but it also contains a nice shout-out to our Collected Works (2007):"Time's Covenant is the volume to acquire if you find Ormsby’s work to your liking.... none of his poems is without merit."

Indeed. Check out the piece. There's a hella good poem there on skunk cabbage (which is, by the way, what you're looking at to the left. This one was painted by Georgia O'Keefe).

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