Steven Seidenberg

Telltale misadventure

A review of Steven Seidenberg’s ‘Anon’

Photo of Steven Seidenberg (right) courtesy of Seidenberg.

Steven Seidenberg’s Anon is a textual mountebank — a term that Seidenberg defines in the collection’s lavish glossary as “a person hawker of quack medicines in public places, attracting an audience by tricks, storytelling, and jokes.”[1] It’s not common for poetry collections to have their own glossaries — and even less common for them to feature words that don’t appear anywhere in the text.

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