Jerome McGann, 15 October 1987
Show More In the American Tree: Language, Poetry, Realism by Ron Silliman.
National Poetry Foundation, 628 pp., $34.50, June 1986, 0 915032 33 3Show More
‘Language’ Poetries: An Anthology by Douglas Messerli.
New Directions, 184 pp., $19.95, March 1987, 0 8112 1006 5Show More
“... important and influential of these new American writers. The anthologies edited by Silliman and Douglas Messerli contain a great deal of unpleasant and difficult poetry – for example, this passage from David Melnick’s Pcoet which Silliman prints: seta colecc puilse, i canoe it spear heieo as Rea, cinct pp pools we sly drosp Geianto (o ...”