September Read of the Month: “Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys,” by D.A. Powell

Reviewed by Celia Bland This volume describes a slip—both personal and cultural—into self-indulgence and escapism.   In poem after poem, romantic ideals are subsumed in quick encounters, dirty puns, and Powell’s figurative décolletage of a dowager poet, a witty but jaded survivor of the courtly lists.  Which is not to imply that Powell is in drag—she’s […]