Saturday, February 5, 2011

Book Review: Mark Weiss' "As Landscape" - By M.G. Stephens (Jacket magazine)

Marc Weiss’ style in this poetry book is spare, even gnomic, a fragmentation that actually creates a fuller portrait of the poet’s world. One can hear echoes from all the various ancestors, from W. B. Yeats to Joel Oppenheimer, the Cubans Weiss translated, French and German poetry, George Oppen, Armand Schwerner, Jerome Rothenberg, John Ashbery, Frank O’Hara, Allen Ginsberg — the list is really endless, but the voice, at its center, its core, is pure Mark Weiss ... read more

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