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Does anyone remember a particular poem that art critic Harold Rosenberg wrote?
July 7, 2010 9:23 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone remember a particular poem that art critic Harold Rosenberg wrote? It began something like "The best something-or-other" and had a line about some feeling - surprise, perhaps - as light filled a room. Sorry for the immense vagueness. Thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl to Society & Culture (3 answers total)
 
Is it perhaps Revenge? I could not find the text online, but if you scroll down a bit, there is an audio file of someone reading it here. (It's like the eighth one down.)
posted by xedrik at 1:51 PM on July 8, 2010


hello xedrik.
that's a very cool poem (and site) but, alas, it's not the one.
if you don't mind me asking, how did you even come across it? i had googled, yahooed, and binged various combinations of "harold rosemberg" poems, poetry, et cetera, and could find nary a thing.
in any event, thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl at 5:11 PM on July 8, 2010


I don't remember exactly, but my Googling went something like this:

-I knew that I had read up on Rosenburg after discussing him in the local painters' club.
-I remembered (like you) enjoying a poem of his that I'd read, so I started searching for "Harold Rosenberg" and "poem" and filtering results from there.
-A couple results had the word Revenge, and I vaguely remembered that as the title of one of his poems, so I started searching for "Harold Rosenberg" and "Revenge", and filtering results from there, eventually finding that audio clip.

Sorry I don't have more to go on. :(
posted by xedrik at 2:05 PM on July 9, 2010


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