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glowing review of Richard Owens's Delaware Memoranda

glowing review of Richard Owens's Delaware Memoranda

  
The new issue of Oyster Boy Review is full of stuff--and therein is a glowing review of Richard Owens's Delaware Memoranda (BlazeVOX, 2008), still making itself new after five years:

http://www.oysterboyreview.org/issue/21/

 

In, on, and about the River

Delaware Memoranda by Richard Owens

Jeff Davis


  Delaware Memoranda.
Richard Owens.
BlazeVOX Books, 2008.
93 pages, $16 (paperback).
ISBN: 1934289760 (Library of Congress).
Buy at Amazon.


Memorandum—"a note of things to be remembered"—combines memory and writing, two of the territories Richard Owens delves into in this remarkable book. On one level,Delaware Memoranda provides images from the history of the Delaware River that illumine its significance—create, in Owens' hands, its mythos:

There are rivers
we live along
&
to see them is
to see ourselves
to see them as (11)

and on another it recognizes the fathers of Owens' person and of his imagination—both his actual father (part VI quotes from his letters)—and the poet-fathers named or quoted in this rich text, some of whom, like Pound, are also implicated in the river's story.



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