Just uploaded, Corina Copp’s eloquent affectionate introduction to the work of Jean Day.
“Day is not the only working poet to know better than to mistake art for labor, but to labor anyhow in her art and cite her reading. Yet nonetheless, this sourcing is where the joy is, in such a state of irreparability. It is a sort of co-authoring, experienced by someone, contradictorily, producing the poem alone. And so I return to the word ‘enthusiasm’, which I now also understand as an emphatic gratitude for literary and cultural inheritance, a broad repetition that formally recontextualizes.”