Frank Bidart has consistently defied expectation and conference with no ever sounding aware of such an attempt or veering into self-parody. Bidart’s poetry is frequently suddenly deeply beneficiant of spirit, terrifyingly appealing, and verging at the ecstatic in its glimpse of significant turbulence simply underneath the outside. Rhythmically Bidart possesses an astute feel of the tune of speech, either at the web page and within the ear—proving back Frost’s statement that “a dramatic necessity is going deep into the character of the sentence.” within the method Bidart forges a special and uniquely American voice that mixes, writes Seamus Heaney in a single of this book’s essays, “a Dantesque severity with an immediacy of voice and a contemporaneity of idiom that [is] as alive to the assets of the tape-deck because it [is] to the culture of terza rima.”
This number of essays from thirty-six poets and writers places Bidart in viewpoint for his a number of longtime readers and is bound to attract new adherents to at least one of our best dwelling poets.
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