Medicine Show (Phoenix Poets)

Medicine Show (Phoenix Poets)

Tom Yuill


In Medicine Show, internal clash is splendidly discovered within the conflict of down-home undeniable speech and ecu excessive tradition utterances. Freely translating and adapting Catullus (Latin), Villon (Middle French), Corbiere (French), Hikmet (Turkish), and Orpheus (Greek), and putting them along Jagger and Richards, skinheads, and psalms, Tom Yuill's e-book mirrors an old-style hawking of wares, with the entire allure and absurdity that effects while excessive tradition meets pop, while urban meets small city, and while provincialism confronts urbanity. right here, the poems seek advice from each other, one poem nudging the cusps of many others, these poems touching nonetheless others' circumferences. Yuill, via invoking the Rolling Stones as muses and as historical past song, deals conceal types of Shakespeare, Keats, and Dylan Thomas, finally giving us a brand new form of verse, funneled throughout the languages and rhythms of his masters' voices.

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