Wednesday, 2 July 2008

So Here We Are 14

The latest in this series by Tears In The Fence editor David Caddy is now available here as a download, although as usual you can also read the text here, on David's blog.

As you'd expect when the subject is JH Prynne, it's a pretty weighty read, but it's well worth it. I was immediately struck by what David says about Prynne's poetry frequently getting described as "difficult" and "arid". Difficult is fair enough (not that difficult is ever necessarily a bad thing), but arid seems far too perjorative. Whatever else Prynne's poetry is, I'd have thought it's extraordinarily fertile with possibilities.

But anyway, have a read yourself. If you're already reading Prynne, or thinking about giving it a go, this puts his work in some sort of context.

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