Madame X

Madame X

William Logan

The moody poems in Madame X, William Logan's 10th assortment, locate their topics within the byways of the previous centuries. Henry James visits his birthplace, the main appealing lady in Europe leads to a barrel at a enjoyable reasonable, and a minor author succumbs to tuberculosis at a German spa. within the identify poem, a portrait of Madame X deals our century a lesson in seduction—but such public indicates are balanced by way of poems of personal wish, of the whispers of age, of the current continuously vanishing ahead of us.

These densely figured poems, wealthy in language and appointment, argue for a data now not sustained through the standard. it is a victorious choice of shimmering intensities and difficult truths.

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