Oct 5 2009

Poem of the Week, Oct. 5-11

Frederick Seidel 2 

      ~ Frederick Seidel, Ooga Booga (2006 FSG)

I wish I were rich.  Rodney Jones, Amie Whittemore and I were discussing how best to remain pure in this gladhandy, backsliding world of ours.  First, I said, your name has to be Frederick SeidelAnd second, you can’t ever, ever work in the environs of the contemporary literary scene.   I believe this to be the case.



Jan 6 2009

Poem of the Week, Jan. 5-11


~ Frederick Seidel, Ooga Booga (Farrar, Straus, Giroux 2006)




Seidel is wildly imaginative, and he makes the difficult leaps without leaving the reader behind.  The book was a wonderful read.