Friday, January 18, 2013

Review of Obscurity and Selfhood by C. D. Wright

Obscurity and Selfhood by  C. D. Wright, a newly elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, appeared in's Poem-A-Day on January 18, 2013.  This free-form poem starts out as a kind of exposé on cock-fighting, perhaps with a homosexual undertone, and evolves into a kind of list of various derogatory terms that men might use to describe themselves.  I did not understand the juxtaposition and in general found the poem to be a confusing muddle--my loss, I suppose...

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