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Lines from London Terrace

Essays and addresses include an early introduction of the author’s friend John Ashbery, a memoir of his friendship with James Schuyler (judged “the best single essay on Schuyler I know” by Richard Howard in the New York Times), a revisionist history of the New York School (“fine and gossipy,” wrote Peter Schjeldahl in the New Yorker), an outsider’s introduction to Emerson written originally for the Library of America, a long essay on Niedecker and the evolutional sublime (“magisterial” according to Barry Schwabsky at Hyperallergic, “marvelous” notes Laura Sims at Coldfront), and an afterword to the poems of Donald Britton described by Kevin Killian as “a beautiful portrait of Britton as a prism for his time” and by Schwabsky at Hyperallergic as “a fiercely searching critical overview of the New York poetry world of the 1980s.”


The entire body of Crase’s work invites the kind of close attention that is usually reserved for poetry.

– John Yau, Hyperallergic