Charles Altieri: On "The Room"
And even death itself not only calls us to the void but gives us a vantage point from which to view and sing of the processes which worship it. . . .
The bird sings both to and against death, and in his singing of his own mortality he gives us a model for a form of immortality once again within process.
|Title||Charles Altieri: On "The Room"||Type of Content||Criticism|
|Criticism Author||Cary Nelson, Ed Folsom||Criticism Target||W. S. Merwin|
|Criticism Type||Poet||Originally Posted||28 May 2020|
|Publication Status||Excerpted Criticism||Publication||W.S. Merwin: Essays on the Poetry|
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