Congrats again, Mark!
--- On Fri, 8/6/10, Mark Weiss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Mark Weiss <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Boasting rights
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Date: Friday, August 6, 2010, 7:51 AM
Check out Chris Andrews' review in the July 30 TLS of my anthology The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry. In a word, he calls it "magnificent."
New from Chax Press: Mark Weiss, As Landscape.
$16. Order from http://www.chax.org/poets/weiss.htm
"What a beautiful set of circumstances! What a lovely concatenation of particulars. Here is the poet alive in every sense of the word, and through every one of his senses. Instead of missing a beat or a part, Weiss’ fragments are like Chekhov’s short storiesthe more that gets left out, the more they seem to contain… One can hear echoes from all the various ancestors...[but] the voice, at its center, its core, is pure Mark Weiss. His use of the fragment is both elegant and bafflingly clear, a pure musical threnody…[it] opens a window, not only into a mind, but a person, a personality, this human figure at the emotional center of the poem."
M.G. Stephens, in Jacket. http://jacketmagazine.com/40/r-weiss-rb-stephens.shtml