Thursday, April 25, 2013
Review of A Greek Island by Edward Hirsch
A Greek Island by Edward Hirsch, one of the many Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets, was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on April 25, 2013. It is an erotic--most likely homoerotic-- poem that uses the word "body" literally and figuratively to mean "island." The poet reveals in his notes that the poem was inspired by a snippet of Rimbaud.