Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

by Eric Lund

Dear Editor,

Before the time slips away, I add my praise for the wonderful notebook selections from Anna Kamienska [“Industrious Amazement,” tr. by Clare Cavanagh, March 2011] which—like the first excerpts—fulfill my idea of true “found poetry,” if we understand poetry as a condensation or distillation to purest elements.

I hope Cavanagh is encouraged by the response to publish a book-length translation of Kamienska’s notebook. In any event, having the taste to publish something this sublime, Poetry must be forgiven any number of future lapses.

greenville, california

Originally Published: June 1, 2011

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This prose originally appeared in the June 2011 issue of Poetry magazine

June 2011

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