Reading Alice Burdick

It’s very nice to see Alice Burdick’s latest Book of Short Sentences get a little attention. CV2 has published a small overview in their Snapshots section but Alex Porco really takes a deep dive in Jacket 2. It’s so difficult these days to get worthy books reviewed. The major papers rarely mention poetry and when they do it’s typically a paragraph exiled in some ‘poet’s corner.’ Porco is always a thoughtful writer and he reviews Book of Short Sentences with an understanding of Burdick’s previous work for context. Reading this is a reminder of what good criticism can be when it’s written with such careful attention to detail.

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