Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dorothea Lasky

I found this link to a Lasky poem on Ron Silliman's blog. I think the main thing I learn from Dorothea Lasky is the importance and prominence of voice--she sounds like no one else I have ever read or heard, a poetic voice that is distinct, hilarious, heart-breaking, and contains an ocean of sentiment without any false cheer or easy weepiness. Here's a taste from her latest book, Black Life. Check out Youtube for some great videos of Dorothea and her friends reading tour around her house.

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