Saturday, April 29, 2006

A poet worth remembering ...

Patrick Kurp recalls Karl Shapiro: Comfort. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
It's worth recalling, too, the opening sentence of Shapiro's introduction to Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer: "I call Henry Miller the greatest living author because I think he is."


  1. Definitely can't agree with you on Henry Miller, Frank.

  2. Oh, I was just quoting Shapiro. Always thought that was one of the most over-the-top lines ever. And I like Miller (though I don't like Tropic of Cancer). Capricorn is much better. And his best book - a really great book, in fact - is The Colossus of Maroussi.