Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Slate Magazine on The Poet Resigns

Slate magazine has asked its critics to come up with a list of the best overlooked books of 2013, and I'm very happy to see that my book The Poet Resigns made the list of the "criminally under-appreciated" books of the year. 

Here's some of what Slate has to say:
Archambeau presents a complex and convincing case for the ways in which the current situation of poetry springs from and responds to its economic and cultural context—one which makes such ahistorical gripes seem lazy... Archambeau does this and much more in prose that's consistently welcoming, curious, and free of the anxiety that marks so much criticism...
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to pop open a bottle of wine.  The good stuff, the kind it would be criminal not to appreciate!