Letters from Aldenderry by Philip Nikolayev

Issue #102
Spring 2007

Rosanna Warren recommends
Letters from Aldenderry, poems by Philip Nikolayev: “Fiendishly bright, world-savvy, word-savvy, large-hearted poems that tilt at lyric sentimentality (‘Autobiography no longer saves’) but keep an ancient faith: ‘miniature illuminations mostly faded but some / still quite bright amid the frozen parcels of speech / the old quill is dead now but the books are alive.’ ” (Salt)