Some weeks ago, I posted Creeley's poem, "Sad Walk", from his posthumous collection, On Earth: Last Poems and an Essay; I also referred to it in my Rover review on that title. I just got a comment from the editor Sirena, a literary magazine, filling me in on what spurred that particular poem, which it pleases me to post here:
So that you know the context of this poem: when we were preparing a special issue of Sirena: Poetry, Art and Criticism, in honor of Bob Zieff (composer of many of the pieces played by Chet Baker), we sent Robert Creeley the music score of Zieff’s “Sad Walk”, along with a CD containing five variations of the same piece, and asked Robert to write a poem in reaction to what he heard; Creeley’s “Sad Walk” is what came out of it.
Jorge R. Sagastume
Editor of Sirena