March 25, 2007

A Postcard to Martin
for Martin Stannard

I’m writing regarding my head. Do you think anything can be done about it? You can tell me. I can take it. Birdsong occurs frequently in my poetry (here it is again). I mean, I know it’s preferable to stars, but not how preferable. And what about horses? Because I know horses stand for common sense. Where do you stand on the whole ‘building a bridge between you and the reader’ issue? When should I bring in the horses?
—C. J. Allen
from A Strange Arrangement: New and Selected Poems (Leafe Press, 2007)
Posted by dwaber at March 25, 2007 01:01 PM