To praise, that’s the thing! Geoffrey Nilson on Lynn Crosbie’s influence

Over at many gendered mothers, Geoffrey Nilson gives some well-deserved praise to Lynn Crosbie.

Nilson begins his laudation with reference to Crosbie’s infamous, bête noire of a book, 1997’s Paul’s Case (which I would still energetically maintain is a tour de force). Where Nilson goes on to describe Crosbie’s influence on his own work and self-understanding, I would point to her exemplary 2006 poetry book Liar as another index of her singular, independent talent:  at a time when only the most mannered poetry was de rigeur, Liar stood out alone as a work of fierce, fearless confession.

Read Nilson at the link above, and get and read something by Lynn Crosbie!

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