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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

93. Salarios del impío / Carta a mi madre

Juan Gelman (Seix Barral, 2000). I got this in Argentina while I was teaching Gelman. Salarios is a book of lapidary, "short form" poems. Carta is a letter Gelman wrote after his mother's death. They are very different works and nothing justfies putting them together except a coincidence in their years of writing and the them of exile. Well, I guess that's enough.

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