Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Best news I've heard all year

It's finally here - Shahid's collected poems. All 512 pages of it.

Now all I have to do is decide whether I want to be all snobbish and stick with the individual volumes (of which I have ALL), or fork out the dough to buy the collected works.

In other news, it turns out that the best book of 2008 was not Marilynne Robinson's Home or Bolano's 2666. I'm only 50 pages through it, but I suspect it's going to turn out to be the collected Jack Spicer.

4 comments:

Space Bar said...

*ahem*. (gentle reminder).

Space Bar said...

The best is already behind us? And I thought I was the gloomiest person around.

elizabeth said...

those in NYC may also wish to attend the launch on the 27th:

http://www.poets.org/viewevent.php/prmEventID/7283

I am suddenly grateful that I still lack a copy of 'A Walk Through the Yellow Pages', thereby justifying a guilt-free purchase.

nilu said...

removed the pomegranate phone post, did we? naive, we are, aren't we? master falstaff is gullible dear friends...hee hee hee