Readers of London's highbrow Horizon are triple-annealed against literary stresses. Even so, some must look twice or thrice at a clutch of verses by José Garcia Villa in the current issue. Sample:
A,living,giant,all,in,little,pieces, Out, of,death's,kingdom,into,shine My, dark,hero, out, of, death's,answers, My, deep,hero, out, of,death's,mirrors: My,living,brilliant,my,living,garnet.
For punctuational conservatives, Poet Villa provided an explanatory note:
"The reader . . . may be perplexed and puzzled at my use of the comma: it is a new, special and poetic use to which I have put it. The commas appear in the poems functionally, and thus not for eccentricity; and they are there also poetically, that...