Third Factory runs its “Attention Span” series (comments on poetry) every so often. Yesterday a new “Attention Span” was released — by Tom Devaney. One of Devaney’s selections, I’m pleased to say, was my book:
Alan Filreis | Counter-Revolution of the Word: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945–1960 | North Carolina | 2008
Yes, it’s a serious historical book, a major book, but Filreis’s personal voice and deep connections to mid-century modernism show how many formal concerns of the work were linked to progressive politics; it is an untold history of the so-called language/nature problem (and the reactions to it) that continue into our moment.
While you’re at Third Factory, be sure to keep up with Lipstick of Noise — listening and linking to poetry audio files.