Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Quotation of note

Infrarub should not harm him but it doesn't lend a ball player luster exactly.

Marianne Moore, tweaking Roger Maris for appearing in a commercial. From The Complete Prose of Marianne Moore (Penguin, 1987), p. 687

Sunday, July 04, 2010

A harsh review

of the Best American Poetry series, and particularly of its latest (2009) installment. Here.

It looks as if it's going to be nothing but gratuitous invective as one begins reading the review, but as one proceeds, one begins to perceive justice in the reviewer's complaints.