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Robert Hershon

 

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Hershon is very much a poet of New York City, where he has lived all but a few years of what is now getting to be a long life. In his work, New York is always either the center of the world or the touchstone by which it is understood. Hershon does this with none of the air of cultural superiority that occasionally mars writing from the city, at least for some of us out here in the provinces. Rather, New York, and particularly his neighborhood in Brooklyn, is his window to the world. Calls from the Outside World ends with a short poem, "Locked":

The body like a tenement
Bathroom. . . . The tiles loose
the faucets dripping, the rust
stains in the tub, the weak
yellow light
And the banging on
the door
Hey, you say
Hey, I'm still in here


Robert Hershon reads from his poetry at the U-M Residential College Auditorium on Thursday, March 23.

[Review published March 2006]    (end of article)

 

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