Monday, May 25, 2009

Aimless Reading: The C's, Part 39.11 (Robert Creeley)

Creeley, Robert
The Collected Poems 
of Robert Creeley 

Review copy sent to me by the publisher. The words

Examination Copy
Not For Resale

are stamped along the side.

I was disappointed that they didn't do a matching hardcover edition of the first volume, as they had the second. It would have made a nice set.

Ah, well.

Note: I will be away during the month of June and I am going to take a break from the Aimless Reading project. As I did last year, I will be driving to Sarasota, Florida to occupy my mother's house while she is away in North Carolina. Lori and I will vacation together for 2 weeks, then I will be on my own until I return to Buffalo in July. I thought I might photograph a bunch of the books and write about them in Florida, but it seems contrary to the spirit of the thing to not have the books near at hand when I write about them. My goal is to finish the C's this week before I leave, which means I need to write about 3 per day, possibly 4, depending on how you count the number of days I have left.

Brent Cunningham, watch out! You are the last on the list before I go.

There, look at that, I already completed another entry.

From the Greatest Hits Collection:

The Warning

For love—I would
split open your head and put
a candle in
behind the eyes.

Love is dead in us
if we forget
the virtues of an amulet
and quick surprise.


Anonymous said...

I'm in Tampa. You should let me buy you a beer.

The Creeley poem for the greatest hits is by far one of my favorites.

Michael Kelleher, Buffalo, NY said...

Anonymous -- I don't know who you are (oh, the wit!) Send me an email at kelleher dot michael at gmail dot com.