Sunday, June 3, 2012

more cindy

Then of course it's not much to write poems
as mothers of soldiers, because
that's what I am so am I really becoming
an other? The Poetry Foundation says
the persona is a dramatic character
"distinguished from the poet."
Cindy Sherman's personas at first seem
like charicatures. But move up close and you
notice the extreme and reverent attention
to detail. The women are simultaneously
generalized and specified. As you can see,
the photographs continue to do some work.

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