Saturday, March 02, 2024

Poetry and adventure …

 … Turning Home: A Review of Aaron Poochigian’s Mr. Either/Or books. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the simply wonderful language. Poochigian is a rhyme-hunter, the Geralt of contemporary English’s torpid Rivia. Where there be aural monsters, he’ll unearth them. See the dazzling couplet “schadenfreude in a black Van Dyke. / Not hard to figure what the jerk was like,” which another poet might be tempted to make the capstone of a poem, is just a throwaway description of a guy’s portrait

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