And of the mixed genre?
‘The production of spectacular effects depends more…on the stage machinist than the poet
And the hybrid?
The most beautiful colors, laid on confusedly will not give (..) much pleasure
And the avi, the mp3?
‘Fear and pity may be aroused by spectacular means, (but) there is a better way, and (…) a superior poet
‘Just (as) a small organism (that) cannot be seen
What about the matchbook series?
‘As I (said before,) a very small organism cannot be beautiful
Judith Skillman’s recent book is House of Burnt Offerings, Pleasure Boat Studio. Her work has appeared in Shenandoah, Poetry, Zyzzyva, FIELD, and elsewhere. Awards include an Eric Mathieu King Fund grant from the Academy of American Poets. Skillman has done collaborative translations from French, Portuguese, and Macedonian. Visit www.judithskillman.com