Saturday, January 27, 2007

Critiquing the critic ...

... this is another very good review: Brian Henry of William Logan. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I don't much like Adrienne Rich or Paul Muldoon myself, and cultural studies, identity politics, the confessional impulse don't do much for me, either. As it happens, I confine myself to reviewing poets I like, because I want to let other people know about them. If I don't like a poet, it's hard to read the work, and what I would be likely to write is a long kvetch. Who needs that?Also, just because I don't like something doesn't mean it isn't any good.

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