Hot news, people—the latest issue of the reborn Copper Nickel has arrived, fresh from the good people at the University of Colorado. It has Tony Hoagland, Paige Ackerson-Kiely, John Koethke, Kevin Prufer, and translation portolios by Yi Lu, Christina Hesselholdt, and not one, not two, but three poets from Uruguay. Who could want more? No one! But there is more, including an essay I wrote called "Hating the Other Kind of Poetry." It deals with sectarianism in the poetry world.
Here's a section from near the end, in which I talk about the attempt (and it can only be that) to get beyond our own assumed values and habitual tastes as readers:
UPDATE: The article is now available online here.
|Cover by Mark Mothersbaugh. You know, from Devo.|