My Darling Nellie Grey, arrived in the mail. When it landed on my figurative desk, it made a large smacking noise. It’s been largely anticipated, and its epic size is more than impressive for a poetry book. In 2006, George Bowering wrote a poem each day of the year, which would in turn create a chapbook for each month, which would in turn become his largest collection of poetry—Fred Wah weighs in on the mechanics of it here. So to celebrate his work, each week Geist.com will be reviewing a chapter of his book (12 in all) until the end of summer. The reviews will start June 22nd.
And we challenge you to do the same. Purchase his latest book from Talon books and enjoy the summer with Bowering. Let us know your thoughts and post your reviews.