Thursday, August 23, 2007

Another Take on the Guantanamo Poems/Dan Chiasson's review

In Dan Chiasson's review of Poems from Guantanamo, he tries to claim a space for reading such poetry--"You don’t read this book for pleasure; you read it for evidence"--even if he finds the work lacking in such evidence: "But the bulk of these poems are so vague, their claims so conventional, that they might have been written at any point in history by anyone suffering anything."

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