Big Hammer No. 5
Iniquity Press / Vendetta Books
Welcome to Big Hammer No. 5. Front cover photograph is of the poet Miriam Halliday-Borkowski, in 1992, in the Mission District of San Francisco. I found the Kreymborg poem in a pocket-size Proletarian paperback anthology from the teens or 20s. Can’t recall the press.
William Carlos Williams wrote of Kreymborg: “Crude symbolism is to associate emotions with natural phenomena such as anger with lightning, flowers with love it goes further and associates certain textures with. Such work is empty. It is typical of almost all that is done by the writers who fill the pages every month of such a paper as. Everything that I have done in the past – except those parts which may be called excellent – by chance, have that quality about them. It is typified by use of the word “like” or that “evocation” of the “image” which served us for a time. Its abuse is apparent. The insignificant “image” ma be “evoked” never so ably and still mean nothing. With all his faults Alfred Kreymborg never did this. That is why his work – escaping a common fault – still has value and will tomorrow have more (Spring and All).”
Again, as with No. 4, this issue of Big Hammer is dedicated to the memory of my friend, the poet, Stuart Ross. Thank you for reading Big Hammer.
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