Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

by James R. Wilson
Dear Editor,

Michael Hofmann describes the poetry of Zbigniew Herbert:

There was a novelty, a surprise, an unpredictability, an ongoing untangling as one read....The poem remade itself—squeezed itself out as of a tube—before one's very eyes. It is like reading something still wet, not set, not combed.


In my opinion, Michael Hofmann is also describing the prose of his essay. Incomparable!

San Francisco, California

Originally Published: October 27, 2008

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