In a Restless World Like This Is
"In a Restless World Like This Is" first appeared in World on Fire, which was published in Vancouver by Peter and Meredith Quatermain's Nomados in 2004, 24pp, with a cover image by Suan Bee. Meredith Quatermain's and Ron Silliman's responses to the book are at the EPC.
Al Filreis has hosted several discussions of the poem:
PoemTalk (2009) with Marcella Durand, Hank Lazer, and Eli Goldblatt
ModPO video (2014) with Max McKenna, Anna Strong Safford, and Jason Zuzga
ModPo panel 2020
ModPo video (2022) with Amaris Cuchanski, Dave Poplar, Kristen Martin, Emily Harnett, Max McKenna, and Safford.
& Imaad Majeed writes about the poem in The Difference is Spreading: Fifty Essays on Modern and Contemporary Poems, ed. Al Filreis and Anna Strong Safford (Universitty of Pennsylvania Press, 2021)
The title of the poem is a line from "When I Fall in Love" –– lyrics by Edward Heyman and music by Victor Young. The first recording was by Jeri Southern in 1952.
Just for fun, I've made a short overlay of the song with the poem:
recordings of the poem:
Kelly Writers House, Penn, Sept. 25, 2003: text-audio aligned version
Mills College, Nov. 9, 2004: MP3