Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added)
is the best-kept secret among contemporary American writers.
--John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture

Saturday, January 16, 2010

More poems at "Mezzo Cammin"

Poems "Scout Ceremony" and "Interregnum" are up at "Mezzo Cammin."

(http://www.mezzocammin.com/iambic.php?vol=2009&iss=2&cat=poetry&page=youmans)

"Scout Ceremony" is about just that--but set on and around the crenellated, arched bridge near the mouth of the Susquehanna (the second bridge.) "Interregnum" was written for a young writer who has gone through a lot of eye surgery, Eileen St. Lauren, and who is struggling to establish herself despite having greatly reduced vision.

4 comments:

  1. These poems belong more to our common world than others of yours I have come to know. But they do it from the borders of that other world.

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  2. That's an interesting way to see it...

    Of course, I don't believe in what is called "realism" in made things. I tend to lean toward the abolition of kinds and genres and borders of all kinds.

    But then sometimes I end up using the terms anyway as a kind of shorthand. Lazy me.

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  3. beautiful Marly. beautiful poems.

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  4. zephyr,

    Thanks so much for flying by to read! What a poetic zephyr you are to do so...

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.