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Benjamin Friedlander:

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Benjamin Friedlander edited JIMMY AND LUCY'S HOUSE OF K and DARK AGES CLASP THE DAISY ROOT. Both magazines focused on innovative, sometimes Language-centered, writing. Friedlander certainly knows modern poetry. His own poetry is sophisticated and complex; however, it is not theoretically burdened, veiled, frustratingly abstract, or hackneyed in form, content, or structure. The poems are private but also lucidly public. They have both subject and information, and they address the world beyond the conceit of much contemporary poetry. Here is the much needed poetic intelligence which forces poetry to go beyond philosophy into passion; by doing so, these poems become art.--Mike Basinski

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #4,
Copyright Burning Press 1994, 1995.

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