crinolines amid ruins


Drew Milne will read recent poems at: Daniel Blau Gallery.

‘….Recognition of the limits of pure poetry, and the necessary negotiation with impurities of language, literary form, cultural history, and contemporary sociality helps to make modernist poetics so restless, awkward, and interesting. If the ruins resemble the wasteland of a modern land-fill refuse site, there are nevertheless many baroque pleasures to be recycled.’
from Drew Milne’s essay ‘Politics and Modernist Poetry’ (2010).