If this is the enchanted intervention of some Shelleyan 'unacknowledged legislator' targeting the 'hard-to-notice' orthodoxy of a culture's regard for history or poetry, it is an intervention encompassed by a disenchantment with poetry itself.
What becomes apparent as one reads through Brown's first four volumes is that where the poems express disenchantment with poetry--and with the legacy of romanticism's exaltation of the form--they do so in the context of an on-going engagement with the structures--symbolic and economic--of global capitalism.
The disenchantment of the author function, along with this disenchantment of the poem, perhaps offers the poet and reader the chance to exempt their text, their production and consumption of it, from the systems of commodity' exchange of which Brown is so wary.
The poet is making a case about the important and signifying 'weakness' (the 'biggest strength') of poetry', hence the cliche, that trope of disenchantment commonly featured in many of Brown's poems, is apparent in the almost automatic coupling of 'strangely' with 'serene'.
In particular, the core anxiety and focal point of this poetics of disenchantment is 'you'.
," an all-girl rock trio, and Colby, the boy-with-the-band roadie, hit the highway for an end-of-summer tour from San Francisco to Portland.
The Disenchantments is reality-based young adult fiction in the style of Sarah Dessen--well rendered, bittersweet and hopeful.
The cover of The Disenchantments features a cute girl in a rainbow T-shirt adjusting a pair of red, oversized sunglasses.