A Several World (Paperback)
Poetry. As in the title phrase--borrowed from a 17th century poem by Robert Herrick--in which several is used to individuate, questions of singularity and the plural, of subjectivity and the collective, pervade this dream-quick poetry. In A SEVERAL WORLD there are glimpses of an us down here--in the understory, in the open clearing--and, by various projections, there is frequent attainment of an aerial vantage, a post otherwise abdicated. Landscape here is spatial theater, and a choreography recruits all standalone selves: solidarity beginning in an erotics of attunement, catching likenesses.
This clever, busy, anxious, flirtatious poet, with his 'predilections for predicaments, ' can connect anything to anything else.--Stephen Burt, The New York Times Book Review