Contemporary American Literary Critic
Author Bio Coming Soon.
“Byways is an acute portrait of a gone era: the Pittsburgh of steel magnates, the London and Paris of discreet assignations, the Harvard where tailors routinely come to the dormitory to take the measurements of undergraduates for their tweeds. Who would have thought such an environment could breed the most avant-garde of our publishers? For Laughlin, publishing was not a trade but, like his own poetry, a labor of love.”
“David Antin's Tuning carries on the brilliant juggling act that made Talking at the Boundaries such a literary event...This is logopoeia that reminds us of Pound's dictum, 'Poetry is news that stays news.'”
“Who else wrote such bittersweet, ironic, rueful, erotic, tough-minded, witty love poems, poems that run the gamut from ecstacy to loss? ”
— Marjorie Perloff on James Laughlin's