Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The Anti-flâneur


Evan Jones describes Karen Solie as a poet "piqued by the anxiety of having too many options":
Solie is no city poet. She is a sort of anti-flâneur, watching the world pass from motorised vehicles. A poet of the modern, cross-country journey, conveyed by bus, locomotive, rental car. For Solie, there's nervousness and anxiety not in the destination but in the space between departure and arrival: a place where there's time to think and do little else but stare at the details.

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