Craig Blais's About Crows (Wisconsin Poetry Series) PDF

By Craig Blais

An unsentimental and every now and then disquieting first assortment, the poems of About Crows excavate self, family members, race, place, intercourse, artwork, and faith to discover the artifacts of a succession of traumas that the speaker doesn't continually adventure firsthand yet incorporates with him to refashion into a few new value. this can be a publication of half-states, damaged affiliations, and dislocation.

            The speaker leads the reader throughout the fragments of a flooded city that grows more and more elusive the extra one appears to be like for it; via a succession of Seoul "love hotels" that extra displace the outsider to unclaimed margins remodeled into websites of inventive invention; via "galleries" of art, the place move, colour, and photograph are renewed via ekphrasis; and during the realm of the metatextual lengthy poem "The Cult Poem," the place sturdy and undesirable ethical binaries tangle right into a rat's nest of our greatest and worst religious ambitions.

            The poems and sequences of About Crows are marked by way of their inventive stability of the elegant and the profane, of polyphony, syntactical complexity, clashing photos, cagey humor, and unsettling sincerity, all making an attempt desperately to connect.

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