blackbird online journal spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1


FEATURE | November 14, 2003

Sisyphus and Other Artifices:
A Review of Stephen Dunn's Local Visitations (W.W. Norton, 2003)

Poet and critic Ron Smith (Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery) discusses Local Visitations, the twelfth collection by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn: "When we think of all the blunt blundering, all the inept evasiveness that constitutes thinking in our public and private discourse in twenty-first century America, how wonderful it is to have poems like Stephen Dunn's delicate, measured examinations and fittings-together, the work of a jeweler or a watchmaker. Or a neurosurgeon."

Sisyphus and Other Artifices