Eric Schmaltz reviews The Dark Would for Lemon Hound: 27 September 2013
The Dark Would: anthology of language art
Ed. Philip Davenport. Apple Pie Editions, 2013
in print and online
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“Our understanding of poetry and what is poetic is indeed changing. Davenport’s anthology seems to suggest that the term language-art be used to describe these works that many believe are leading to the future of the art. It is a name that blurs the border of writing and art, perhaps giving it a chance to expand its cultural relevance or impact. Furthermore, the anthology draws no distinction between the approaches of these artists. There are no page numbers and no categorical divisions. Thus the context of each writer’s respective discourse is removed, permitting and encouraging the viewer/reader to fluidly draw connections between these many language artists and their work.”