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July 22, 2007


american fez

Do I detect the influence of Mayakovsky here?

Edward WIlliams

Could you be specific as to what in this poem makes you think of Mayakovsky?'

american fez

Well, I suppose the tone, a sort of exuberant melancholy?
Lots of stuff about machines at night. That's a lame response, I know, but I am no great shakes at lit crit. Still, Mayakovsky did spring to mind when I read this.

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