Saturday, March 31, 2007
Today I just want to bring attention to the work of Baron Wormser, one of our finest poets.
I was talking to an otherwise literate friend the other day, and I mentioned Wormser’s work to him. Who? he said, which is evidence of a wrong worth righting. Wormser has been a “poet’s poet” for a long time, a remarkable and brave example of how to live the poet’s calling with integrity, intelligence, anger, tenderness, wholeness. Here is a site devoted to his work:
And this essay is a chapter of Wormser’s memoir The Road Washes Out in Spring:
You can read several of Wormser’s “Carthage” poems here, along with the stunning and acerbic poem “The Torture Channel”:
And another “Carthage” poem can be read here, at The Manhatttan Review site: