by Wesley McNair • from The Lost Child: Ozark Poems • David R. Godine
Wesley McNair is the author of twenty books, including Lovers of the Lost: New and Selected Poems, and The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry.
The Lost Child: Ozark Poems
"By the faculty of his attention—to people, to their talk—McNair's compassion turns itself into art."
"It can't be an accident that half the artwork I fixate on is devotional in nature; that the other half is abstract is interesting and not, I suspect, unrelated. Just as language is sometimes the medium by which I work and sometimes its subject, these two types of art-making feel, to me, both medium and subject. Or perhaps it's that the spirit is always both subject and medium."
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Bertolt Brecht: A literary life, by Stephen Parker, reviewed by Michael Hofmann.
"Rounded with a Sleep" - A new poem by Clive James.
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