"The lyric lately," a talk given at Barnard University considering
what the lyric can comprehend, was the impetus for writing this poem.
Centering on Barbara Guest’s work, specifically some lines from he poem
"Pallor," in which she quotes my own poetry, I respond in this
poem of her quoting me by quoting her.
Marjorie Welish is the author of Signifying Art: Essays on Art after
1960 just released by Cambridge University Press. Her most recent
collection of poetry is Else, in substance from Paradigm Press.