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"[T]he usual difficulties of highbrow poetry"

In today's New York Times Sunday Book Review, the "poems" being reviewed are described as "taut, lucid, lyric, filled with complex emotional reflection while avoiding the usual difficulties of highbrow poetry."  From the context, one would conclude that the reviewer intended this assessment to be complimentary of the "poet's" work.  Does anyone believe that the "critic" knows what he is talking about? 

Not this observer.

Vocation: Wall Street Trial Lawyer (Retired)
Avocation: Poetry and Poetics
Studied poetry with Jose Garcia Villa 1970-1997
Writer and Publisher of Poetry


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    123 Monday, 07 October 2013

    haha, interesting and confusing

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