In A TALK ON RHYME, a text distilled from a lecture given in 2014, poet David Brazil reflects on rhyme’s “emergence, progress, inoperativity, and prospect.” The Talk is supplemented by an essayistic bibliography on subjects ranging from classical prosody to American folk music, via writings on and by poets long dead whose names are obvious: Saint Paul, Dickinson, Herbert, Spicer, Hölderlin, Dante, O’Hara.
David Brazil is a pastor, poet, and community organizer. He is the author of HOLY GHOST (City Lights, 2017), ANTISOCIAL PATIENCE (Roof, 2015), and The Ordinary (Compline, 2013). He lives in New Orleans.
Author City: NEW ORLEANS, LA USA