And Others, Vaguer Presences by David Dodd Lee
|And Others, Vaguer Presences||A Book of Ashbery Erasure Poems||David Dodd Lee|
In a note that accompanies And Others, Vaguer Presences, the most recent collection of erasures by David Dodd Lee, he uses the phrase, “the poem wanting what the poem wants.” This statement curiously corroborates my impression that these poems were actually written by the poems themselves, which had definite ideas about what they wanted and didn’t want. It’s a strange feeling, being twice removed from one’s poems, strange and refreshing. I highly recommend Lee’s version of the poems’ poems.
David Dodd Lee is the author of ten books of poems, including Animalities (Four Way Books, 2014), Orphan, Indiana (University of Akron Press, 2010), Abrupt Rural (New Issues, 2004), & one other book of Ashbery erasure poems, Sky Booths in the Breath Somewhere (BlazeVOX, 2010). He is also a visual artist. His art-work can be viewed at seventeenfingeredpoetrybird.blogspot.com.
· Paperback: 104 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
· ISBN: 978-1-60964-259-4