How come all the best thoughts/are images? How come all the best images/are uncanny?" Peter Gizzi asks in "Revival," an elegy for beat maudit Gregory Corso, and they're not rhetorical questions. Gizzi's gift for shorthand sublimity could defib Rilke: The leadoff sequence "A History of the Lyric" catalogs grand impersonal archaisms from "the white curled backs/of snapshots tucked in a frame/eyes of the dead" to a "burning ship. Buckling dam" to an opening door geometrically realized as "a trapezoid in... More >>>