Blogging in the poetry world tends to slow in the summer months in my experience, but we’re not quite there yet, so there’s plenty of bloggy goodness from this week. Here’s a taste.
Charles Bernstein asks if art criticism is fifty years behind poetry.
Mark Scroggins revels in A. O. Scott’s takedown of “Angels and Demons.”
Barbaba Jane Reyes says some very nice things about Elizabeth Alexander’s recent reading at Fort Mason in San Francisco.
Jerome Rothenberg reminds us of and excerpts a piece by Karl Young on an “Ideal Anthology.”
Christopher Frizzelle does some research to help readers understand Heather McHugh’s latest poem to appear in The New Yorker.