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gluck on berryman’s bricolage

Posted by rigorousm on November 20, 2014

One way to read [Berryman’s poetry as “quilts, collages”] is to insist on coherence, to elaborate the associate process, to pay too little attention to the gaps, the juxtapositions. We can supply what’s missing, but the electricity … derives from … refusal to narrate these transformations.

– Louise Gluck, “Disruption, Hesitation, Silence,” Proofs and Theories: essays on poetry, p 78.

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