Commentaries


The Corset

“Lewis Warsh has written an interesting poetic investigation of a strange custom of the Western world, mixing the surreal with the sensual to fashion a series of poems that provides an acute act of anthropological poiesis.”

—Ed Sanders

The Corset is not a poem so much as a new way of seeing the world. In these sly and laconic epigrams, Lewis Warsh manages to explore the domain of sexuality with an almost perverse equilibrium. The facts are allowed to speak for themselves, and as the evidence mounts, we realize that we have been taken beyond the facts into the darkness of the human imagination. There is a stunning intelligence at work here, a fierce, deadpan wit that disturbs and enlightens in equal measure.”

—Paul Auster

The Corset

1986, In Camera

Paperback 28pp