On Saturday, poet Samuel Menashewho has a new poem in the April issue gave a poetry reading at the 96th Street Library here in New York. Sean Curnyn recorded the event and offered his own reflection:
Its funny: Although ones enjoyment of Menashes poems certainly can increase from the context he offers when publicly reading them, I think thatmore perhaps than many contemporary poetshis tiny poems also stand up quite straight and strong on the page without any added context whatsoever. It is one of those things that prove him to be a truly great poet, I suppose.
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