Mishima was a capital R-romantic whose lunatic right wing views drove him to action and death. His hubris also made him one of the great novelists of the 20th century.
In the middle of Yeat’s later years and witnessing his Becoming as the man delves into the occult in the guise of modern poetry is marvelous.
The Ripliad – last novel excluded – is one of the great crime novel series founded upon a delighted, cruel misanthropy.
A major hero of mine, a man who gave a fuck when he needed to and didn’t when it came to publishing polarizing work.
Ursula K. LeGuin
The Dispossessed and Left Hand of Darkness have such a scope of imagination and a love of life itself. Few writers have had LeGuin’s empathy and intelligence.
C.M. Crockford is a poet and author with writing in Oddball Magazine, No Recess! Magazine, The Spool, Neologism Poetry Journal, and The Solute among others. His second chapbook Mark The Place will be out in June 2020 via ThirtyWest Publishing. You can now order it here: https://www.thirtywestph.com/shop/marktheplace