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What happens when the sonnet collides with language poetry? Or when fragments from Wordsworth meet the cut-up? When it happens in THE IMPERCIPIENT, we realize there is much in common between traditional and contemporary forms of poetry. A concern for the rhythms and textures of language, for example, and the need for form to shape a poem into a satisfying artifact. Virtually every poem in this issue displays a novel updating of traditional verse forms into the late 20th century, creating links with historical precedents, and breathing fresh life into them. Highly recommended.--Thomas Willoch

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #3,
Copyright Burning Press 1993, 1995.

Contact the editor, luigi-bob drake, at Burning Press