Wednesday, June 02, 2010


the gaping wound
the bulwark of harlequins
undocumented consternation
--Ric Carfagna

What do Ric Carfagna, Peter Ganick and Jukka-Pekka Kervinen have in common? I would suggest, in part, a complicated, highly-sophisticated sense of musicality that enervates their poems in unique ways.

What else do they have in common? Why, that'd be innovative publishing venue Chalk Editions put out by also-brilliant-as-publishers Peter Ganick and Jukka-Pekka Kervinen! And which now has released

Symphony No. 1 (en entropic cubist dimensionality)
by Ric Carfagna

Here's another paradoxically-winsome excerpt from Ric's contemporaneizing the 20th century cubist experiment with poetry:
The view from cages
a lost wisdom
as unspeakable
as memory
collects on thresholds

Thank you, Ric Carfagna, for the lovely dedication ... to Moi, who's rather humbled by the honor though not made speechless by her love for preening.

And speaking of preening, Thank You, Bill Allegrezza for your take on moi thorns. I should say, though, that even before I saw Bill doing a "Daily Glance" at my book, I'd been following his Daily Glances -- one of the better blog projects currently out there. (He also does one on Jean's Prau--HERE.) It's not easy to do pithily articulate takes on poetry books, and Bill does it with grace, balance and intelligence--all the while making it all seem effortless.

Check 'em all out...!

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