"I prize John Koethe's intimate expanses and unsettling reveries, his tender contemplations and odd mental landscapes. He is an heir to Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery and, like them, he gives us the sensation of thinking itself, of a certain fleeting, daily, solitary consciousness rescued from oblivion and held aloft."
-- Edward Hirsch
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“A Perspective Box” reveals the poet’s youth in the California dessert, a landscape he takes as “the emblem / of sheer consciousness.” In these Proustian meditations on memory and the past, Koethe struggles with his place in literary time: after the Romantic agon and Modernist silence, he longs f...| Read Full Review of The Constructor: Poems