Archive | September 2008: Tom Disch Memorial Issue

Disching It Out

About the Size of It by Tom Disch. Anvil Press Poetry Ltd, 2007.

As Reviewed By: Dan Brown

Tom Disch’s first book of poems in ten years has the heft you’d expect of a collection so long in preparation: eighty poems spanning almost 150 long-format pages.… continue reading...

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In Memoriam: Tom Disch (1940 – 2008)

As Reviewed By: Ben Downing

It was his sonnet “A Bookmark” that first caught my attention. “Four years ago I started reading Proust,” the poem begins, and goes on to skewer Remembrance of Things Past and its mincing narrator-“Oh, what a slimy sort he must have been- / So weak, so sweetly poisonous, so fey!”-with seemingly effortless panache.… continue reading...

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Hefty Measures

About the Size of It by Tom Disch. Anvil, 160 pages, $16.95

As Reviewed By: Eric Ormsby

It takes a brave poet these days to praise the beauties of obesity.… continue reading...

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Tom Disch: Work Ethicist of American Poetry

As Reviewed By: Sunil Iyengar

“A spiritual life doesn’t require taking Holy Orders, only a decision to submit to a lifelong discipline.”
— Thomas M. Disch, 1940-2008

Few American poet-critics since Edgar Allan Poe have brought a practitioner’s knowledge of writing genre fiction to the service of poetry reviewing.… continue reading...

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Thomas M., Meet Tom

Thomas M. Disch. The Priest: A Gothic Romance. Alfred A. Knopf 1995. 352 pp.

Tom Disch. Dark Verses & Light. The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991.continue reading...

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