You ever think about Leaves of Grass and how it begins with the word “I” and ends with the word “you.” Well I took ten books off my shelves and here are the first and last words of each turned into one-line poems.
—Jim Harrison, Letters to Yesenin.
—Simone Weil, The Iliad, Or the Poem of Force
—Roberto Bolano, Antwerp
—Ovid, Metamorphoses (trans. Rolfe Humphries)
—M.A. Vizsolyi, The Lamp with Wings
—Albert Camus, The Rebel (trans. Anthony Bower)
—Reinhard Steiner, Schiele
—James Agee, A Death in the Family
—Raul Zurita, Purgatory (trans. Anna Deeny)
—Dolly Freed, Possum Living