Norman Finkelstein

Norman Finkelstein: About William Bronk's Poetry

Confronting the conventional formal strategist (and concomitant aesthetic ideologies) of his time, Bronk chooses to situate his poems precisely in the space between abstract philosophical speculation and the immediacies of lived experience. Bronk's discourse largely consists of language variously challenging not only the assumed generic and epistemological limits of modern poetry, but the occasions of its utterances as well.

From "The Singular Achievement of William Bronk." Sagetrieb 7.3 (Winter 1988): 75-82.