Meghan O’Rourke On Jack Gilbert

Because a friend reminded me how many of Gilbert’s poems entranced me, I read “The Recluse: Rescuing the poet Jack Gilbert from Oblivion” by Meghan O’Rourke and found this captivating:

All Gilbert’s poems have a distinct movement, a fluidity of perception that relies little on narrative, and a great deal on the contrast between finely observed detail and perfunctory sentence fragments.

Also: “Poetry Is A Kind Of Lying”