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November 29, 2009

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Definitely a good book and author to take notice of...and glad to see Otis getting some exposure.

This is a magnificent post bringing well-deserved attention to Ray DiPalma’s new book. Di Palma has enough edge to be considered a street poet, that is if the street started at Homer’s backyard and continued past Dante’s bungalow, Tasso’s villa, Wordsworth’s cottage, the Bigtime Modernist Plaza, the New American Poetry Park, St. Mark’s Church in-the–Bowery, the Language School cul-de-sac, and on into the unexpected future. DiPalma and The Ancient Use of Stone are compendia of existential wit and literary acquaintance. If journals and daybooks can be said to have a subject, then the case here would be what their author identifies (via William Carlos Williams) as the natural world of the mind. This would be a perfect desert island text, an inexhaustible source of pleasure and provocation. Terence Winch has somehow managed to capture its essence, even in the structure of his post as well as in his actual comments.

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