(As you may have noted, The Newer Metaphysicals these days is morphing somewhat. It is becoming a space less exclusively devoted to poetics, and more and more a weekly journal of the final year of a humble PhD candidate, in all its erratic panic and turmoiling emotional thrill. Apparently blogs are organic structures. But please feel free to tell me if you don't care for this new orientation. If there's backlash, I'll try to begin talking again about poetics, that is, making fun of Ted Kooser).