Tag Archives: Gideon Burton

The Taste of Gideon Burton’s “Salt and Blood”

Anthology Poet Highlight 37/82: Gideon Burton, “Salt and Blood” [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (My reading of “Salt and Blood”) I like the taste of “Salt and Blood.” No, I don’t live in a coven or avoid sunlight and, although I do like potato chips, NaCl isn’t really my thing. Nonetheless, Gideon’s “Salt and Blood” makes my lyric… Read more »

On Serrano’s Piss Christ and the Work of Mormon Poetics

Anthology Poet Highlight 31/82: Tyler Chadwick, “Submerged: Two Variations on Serrano’s Piss Christ“ (on page 72) The central method of gaining knowledge we have is our language. I do not think it is the function of the poets to give us little homilies in it, but to try to work the language to the limits of its resources, because when… Read more »