Milton Resnick, Poet

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Poet Jerome Rothenberg remembers his encounters with painter Milton Resnick.

"Milton's declaration, right from the start, was that he was a painter who had given up painting in favor of poetry & that he thought that I & my fellow poets should now give up poetry in favor of painting… carrying the intensity he had lavished on painting into a new medium  that of words. That he did it instantly & with equivalent grace & fury astonished me, as did his natural & credible assumption of the poet’s [bardic] voice…"

Milton Resnick, The Elephant in the Room will be on view at Cheim & Read from September 22 – October 29, 2011.

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