Don Share on 'Counter-Revolution of the Word'

Don Share of "Poetry" Magazine

Don Share’s blog is “Squandermania and other foibles.” Last month he wrote an entry about my book. He begins: “Like a number of folks I’ve been in touch with lately, I’ve been reading Al Filreis’s fascinating new book, Counter-Revolution of the Word: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945–1960, which shows that there was what we now call a right wing conspiracy against modernist poetry.” And ends: “Filreis’s forte is what he calls ‘detailed exploration of ideological antimodernism,’ and he’s done his homework, as you can see … And do not fail to check out his greatly entertaining and useful blog on the year 1960, called ‘1960.’”