The Boredom of the Isolated
Rogers, Pattiann, Chicago Review
Pattiann Rogers's poetry frequently appeared in the pages of Chicago Review during the 1980s. When "The Boredom of the Isolated" appeared in the 1982 issue, Rogers was anticipating the publication of her first book, The Expectations of Light, from Princeton University Press. ROGERS recently remembered creating this poem:
"The Boredom of the Isolated" is one of several poems I wrote centering around the thoughts, contemplations, antics, irritations and bewilderments of a group of characters - Sonia, Felicia, Albert, Gordon, Cecil, Kioka, Naked Boys on Naked Ponies, Gentlemen of Leisure, and several other friends and relatives.
I remember the writing of these poems as being …
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Publication information: Article title: The Boredom of the Isolated. Contributors: Rogers, Pattiann - Author. Journal title: Chicago Review. Volume: 42. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer-Fall 1996. Page number: 214+. © 1999 University of Chicago. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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