Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Mother Courage of Rock by Luc Sante

Luc Sante's fine piece on Patti Smith in the New York Review of Books is well worth reading.
By then the poets I liked best and tried to emulate — Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett — spoke to the eye and the refined internal ear. Apart from Allen Ginsberg and Helen Adam it was hard to think of contemporary poets who honored poetry’s ancient connection to song.

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