A Poetry Daily Prose Feature:
"... despite the fact that the Vallejo poem has been imitated by everyone from [Donald] Justice to my students' students, I’d like to challenge its status as an 'original,' because I now think that 'Black Stone on a White Stone' was itself an imitation — a variation, a departure. Vallejo does not, as Justice does, acknowledge his model, which has been largely, but not completely, forgotten."
—Geoffrey Brock, Exhuming Vallejo
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"bibble, fittle, tay, wum, / vowels ferrous as nails, consonants / you could lick the coal from"
Liz Berry's Black Country, winner of the Forward prize for best first collection, reviewed by Ben Wilkinson. (The Guardian)
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Michael Dirda on Jason and the Argonauts, a new translation, by Aaron Poochigian, of Apollonius of Rhodes’s Argonautica. (The Washington Post)
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