Skip to main content

Maryleborne High Street

"ultimately the greatest source of emotional power in art lies not in any particular subject matter, however passionate, however universal. It lies in form." (Susan Sontag)

both religious vocation and crime lead to the cell. the cell is singular. but without the cell there is no body . . .

what is inner style? style is substance.

recovering the senses after sensory overload is hard work . . . it is spiritual work

"The truth is balance, but the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie" (Susan Sontag)

rain came
and the temp-




the dead
are dying



human beings


to weight

as they come

to have done
not enough beautifully
a wasp attacks
my hairgel

a crying Spanish girl at the next table.
pale legs flexing and unflexing on Maryleborne High Street.

we revise
our lives


Popular posts from this blog

poets reading poets

There are on A now: Andrews, Antin, Apollinaire, Ashbery

A project from the Atlanta Poetry Group. Check it:

The Poetry of Tao Lin

Another Ireland by Robert Archambeau

This review really hit it for me. I recently read Maurice Scully's _Livelihood_ and Geofrey Squires _Untitled and Other Poems_ is on deck (I love that baseball term. It is baseball, right?)

I think this is from The Nortre Dame review, but I found it via goofle (I mean google).

Another Ireland: Part Two
Maurice Scully, The Basic Colours. Durham, UK: Pig Press, 1994.
Geoffrey Squires, Landscapes and Silences. Dublin: New Writers' Press, 1996.
Catherine Walsh, Idir Eatortha and Making Tents. London: Invisible Books, 1996.

By Robert Archambeau

I began the first half of this article (Notre Dame Review #4) by mentioning some of the limits to the legendary hospitality Ireland has shown to its poets. If you arrive in Ireland from any point of departure outside of Eastern Europe, you will indeed find a public far more willing than the one you left behind to grant poets the recognition all but the most ascetic secretly crave. However, this hospitality has never extended to Irish poets w…