Seemingly Ordinary Diction: On Leonid Schwab’s “Everburning Pilot”

SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 I USED TO THINK of the weirdly calm lyrics of Rae Armantrout as a uniquely American phenomenon, plausible only in a poetic lineage that runs through William Carlos Williams. But when I read the work of the Russian Leonid Schwab poet in Everburning Pilot — a bilingual volume edited by Alexander Spektor, … Read more