R.I.P. EDMUND SPENSER
c. 1552 - January 13, 1599
His vast romance, “The Faerie Queene,”
Cannot be read but may be seen
To need the work of a condenser —
Too late, we fear, for Edmund Spenser.
By a peculiar coincidence, today, Spenser's deathday, this intervew with Lewis Turco on the subject of science-fiction and genre poetry appeared on Michael Chasar's blog "Poetry and Popular Culture" at this URL where Spenser's great opus was prominently mentioned: http://mikechasar.blogspot.com/2010/01/poetry-pop-culture-heroes-firefly-sci.html .