This Week’s Reading, 29.4.12
This week: Robert Crumb, Ezra Pound, orgies in space and more.
- Leader image by Zdzisław Beksiński. (If anyone knows the title, enlighten us.)
- “Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.”
- It feels like an age since we first read about this, but the USPS finally revealed its stamps in honour of Twentieth Century Poets.
- Ashes to Ashes Dept: so long, Amos Vogel and Levon Helm. (We disgracefully neglected to note the latter’s passing last week, and are suitably ashamed. Music from Big Pink is a favourite here).
- The latest Ambit is out.
- Write or Die: the app of choice for dawdlers. (Thanks, Danielle).
- A pair of new Honest reviews for Iceberg (“In spite of its brevity, this book feels like a novel, not a novella. Although each episode of our hero and heroine’s journey is brief, all leave an indelible image in the mind of the reader.”) and Jazz (“I could write a lengthy thesis on all the connections I found weaving their way through each poem like “the soft cry / of the barbary macaques.”").
- More self-promotion: perhaps you would like to ‘Like’ our Facebook page for The Vorrh?
- The Confessions of Robert Crumb, the 1987 documentary in full:
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