Ultra-Talk by David Kirby

Issue #103
Fall 2007

Maxine Kumin recommends
Ultra-Talk, essays by David Kirby: “Kirby’s essays leapfrog from remembering Johnny Cash’s ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ while touring Sicily to a piece called ‘Give Me Life Coarse and Rank,’ a disquisition on dithyrambs and more in Whitman. My favorite essay, ‘Shrouded in a Fiery Mist,’ examines the eroticism of Saint Teresa of Avila and Emily Dickinson. In other words, his range is eclectic and smart.” (Georgia)