About «Worldly Hopes »
Read concurrently with other Ammons titles. This collection stood in contrast - it felt like most of the poems here were much less dense in terms of their pulse and vision - not as much pressure on the line to be a universe (maybe because the poems all shared visions of the natural world?), so some of the poems felt like single lines (and granted, many of them were), but without creating that tense silence at the end that draws the actual complexity of the single line. Again, I'm curious to see if I can find a recording.