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Taking Stock of Peter Gizzi as Lyric Poet: Chris Hosea Reviews In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987–2011

Today, an earlier one from this year that was promoted to the front page of Jacket2: Chris Hosea reviews Peter Gizzi’s In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987–2011 (Wesleyan). “One of the signal pleasures” of the book, writes Hosea, “is that it offers a chance to take stock of Gizzi’s remarkable growth as a lyric […]
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