Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Review of Lavorato
I have a review of Wayworn Wooden Floors by Canadian poet Mark Lavorato up on Todd Swift’s Eyewear blog. It was a tough review to write, in a way. Lavorato clearly has a lot of skill as a writer, and this collection aims for mass acceptance. The author seems to be under the impression, though, that the best way to achieve it is by being “accessible.” But, for me anyway, as the book pretends to operate in ignorance of recent developments in the field of poetry, as well-wrought as it is, it ultimately ends up missing the mark. I explain why in greater detail here.