Picked up the new anthology Legitimate Dancers from Sarabande. Firstly, what a beautiful production and on a first reading of the contents page, a pretty focused rollcall of Poets. I've read about a third of the poets on the list and liked many of them, so looking foward to this. Also half way through Henri Cole's "Visible Man", and how unfashionable his aesthetic is, and how very very good many of these poems are. I had previously read "Middle Earth" and it too was good, but Visible Man has a cold heat. As per usual I have too much work to do to linger too long on poetry these days, but having said that, no one dies wishing the spent one more day in the office!
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