“A Lost Batallion of Platonic Conversationalists”:
“Howl” and the Language of Modernism
published in Jason Shinder (ed.), The Poem that Changed America: ‘Howl’ Fifty Years Later (New York: Farrar Straus, 2006), 24-43.
In 1957, just a year after the publication of the City Lights edition of Howl, Louis Simpson wrote a poem called “To the Western World”:[…]