Over at the Poetry Foundation, GalleyCat’s Jason Boog (with whom I gabbed at NYCC earlier this year) has written a fine article, “And Wow He Died As Wow He Lived,” about one of American poetry’s most undervalued figures, Kenneth Fearing. Check it out. (Also, check out the Complete Poems, published by the University of Maine’s own National Poetry Foundation.)
I’m going to go read some Fearing now. I believe I will start with “1-2-3 was the number he played but today the number came 3-2-1,” from which the title of Boog’s article was taken.