Tuesday, April 24, 2007

All thumbs for Gluck up

I never slept with Louise Gluck. I may have suggested otherwise in "Chimera" (Hunger Mountain, Spring 2006). Truth is, I've never met Louise Gluck, though I really enjoy her poetry, however different from mine. I like the terseness, the lack of sentimentality, both attributes to which I aspire in my work. In fact, her "Gretel in Darkness" reminds me of my "Songs to Aging Children" (Segue, 4.1). Both examine the later lives of characters in children's stories. I don't mean to compare our work, but if I were, I would say that my poetry is lots funnier.