Francis Ponge: Things, Doodads, and Whatchamacallits

by Nicholas DiBenedetto

*Author’s Note: I’d like to thank Darcie Dennigan for introducing me to Francis Ponge and his poems, and Kerry Carnahan, Shannon Hearn, Emily Kraus, Erin Lynn, Eleanor Reeds, Matthew Ryan, and Brian Sneeden for engaging in an insightful discussion of selected works to help me form opinions on, and better understand the French poet. “But… More Francis Ponge: Things, Doodads, and Whatchamacallits by Nicholas DiBenedetto