To be honest, I've never had an easy relationship with being a writer, though I persist.
I like the word bewilderment because it has both be and wild in it.
So often we measure
by what is false.
We should measure
by what is barely legible
barely in our dailiness.
It is the invisible that doesn't lie
the invisible through which
we see ourselves finally
on a back street in the world.
With you nothing is simple yet nothing is simpler
The Astonishment Tapes will now take its place within the growing field of international research about postwar American poetry's important contribution to world literature. Miriam Nichols has once again done exceptional scholarship.
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