Really Perfect Poem Has an Infinitely Small Vocabulary

Author: Stone, Ira
Year:1999
ISBN:0-7734-3113-6
978-0-7734-3113-3
Price:39.95
To the extent that this book presents a specific theme, it is that of the inadequacy of language which both compels and confounds the possibility of poetry. Inspired by the explorations of poets as diverse as Jack Spicer, Charles Reznikoff and William Bronk, Stone attempts to reach inside of language itself, trying and failing to describe the everyday experiences of the world, yet reveling in the aesthetic and spiritual enrichment wrought by the failure.