Wednesday, June 3, 2015

William Benton's "Birds"

In the summer, I read poetry (or try to ... one poem a day). The moment I laid my hands on Birds in the Marfa Book Company, I knew it was mine. It is a handheld gem that will inspire me to be more clever with my typewriter, force me to focus on the form of the word, and remember everything I learned in graduate school about placing text on a page.

I   w   k       u        o    e      m    r    i    g     &     m      h   n   s      w    r       o     d.
      o    e       p        n             o   n   n                    y      a    d          e    e        l

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