Tuesday, July 6, 2010

William Logan on Wallace Stevens and Walt Whitman

In the restlessness of an American identity more familiar as lighting out for the territories, both men stayed put in a country founded on the idea of moving on...[both of their books] are of the most violently original, uncategorizable books ever published by an American poet.

1 comment:

  1. Not taking and keeping one form--a lot like the abstract expressionists who often self destructed.(Rothko or Pollock etc.)