“then turns into an ornery comet”: J. Allyn Rosser on Denise Duhamel’s “Old Love Poems”

12 02 2013


J. Allyn Rosser reads and appreciates Denise Duhamel’s poem “Old Love Poems” over at the Best American Poetry blog.  Rosser especially admires how the poem’s “veerings” seem “at first digressive, but Duhamel always finds, and finely renders, their harmony,” and she makes note of “two moves” in the poem that she “could not have predicted.”  It’s a terrific poem, and a fine reading of it, one that focuses on the poem’s thrilling turns.  Check out the poem and commentary here.