Tyler Dorholt on Catherine Meng’s Tonight’s the Night

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Chicago poet and and photographer, Tyler Flynn Dorholt on Meng’s Tonight’s the Night:

“I suggest that there are two ways of reading Tonight’s the Night. One can roll through its appealing style—one that holds almost every poem on one page with a double space between each line—and leave with the repeated images and themes of grass, geese, highways, song, Bach, the eye, and photography dissolving into their own senses, or one can prod the delicacies of the subjects in the book by listening to Young, Gould, and then reading a bit more about those artists and thinkers who promulgate the table of contents.”

For the rest of the essay–absolutely engaging and insightful–have a look at Dorholt’s blog:

http://dorholtt.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/on-catherine-meng-and-the-development-of-a-first-book/

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