Loads of Learned Lumber

Friday, June 1, 2012

Johnson, _Radi Os_

READING REDDY'S VOYAGER inspired me to re-read t his, which I enjoyed anew, with even greater relish. Johnson's erasure poem not only engages Milton, but also engages Blake's reading of Milton by finding in the first four books of Paradise Lost the drama of the emergence of consciousness--which in turn seems to draw this poem into the orbit of Johnson's own magnificent ARK.

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