Originally blogged here. :)
Disclosure: I am not really a fan of poetry. I dabble in it here and there, and sometimes find a poet I really like. Most times, I just don't get it. Or care too. Spencer's collection, for the most part, is quite over my head. I don't get the style, but again, I am not a poetry person. I do know that generally speaking, while reading this collection... my heart felt heavy and I wanted to untangle his sadness, knowing it would be impossible to do so. If that makes any sense at all...I DID however realize that Mr. Short is in the *know* about the number 27.
Evidence being "Poem #27 or "Its design is like a forest & a forest is no design at all"