Metropole (New California Poetry, Volume 33)
Geoffrey G. O'Brien
Geoffrey G. O’Brien’s 3rd assortment opens with a collection of lyric experiments whose song and mutable syntax discover the social relatives hid in fabric issues. O’Brien’s poems degree the “vague cadence” of lifestyle, trying out either the price and boundaries of artwork in a time of vanishing publics and everlasting battle. The lengthy name poem, written in a strict iambic prose, charts the disappearance of the poetic into the prosaic, of meter into the mundane, whereas reactivating the very chances it mourns: O’Brien’s prosody invests the prose of items with the intensities of verse. within the charged area of this hybrid shape, gadgets turn into topics and experience pivots mid-sentence into tune: “The solar revolves round the earth revolves round the sun.”
Contributions from members and associations. for additional information, stopover at www.ucpress.edu. collage of California Press Berkeley and la, California collage of California Press, Ltd. London, England © 2011 through The Regents of the collage of California Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication facts O’Brien, Geoffrey G. (Geoffrey Gordon), 1969– Metropole / Geoffrey G. O’Brien p. cm. — (New California poetry ; 33) isbn 978-0-520-26887-6 (pbk. : alk. paper) I. identify.
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Invented apartment, backward and forward among them. Narrative an equation, poetry the facility of doing numerous issues within the open, transited via the remaining. At evening the earth is a picture of poetry yet both so is the flowing face, ragged and blown. lately it's also the eagle, possibly at the back of cloud. To imprison that energy and provides it away, this is often the mouth’s red activity: spin gold into associates, pals into wells, use the good up. Of the excursions that commence at evening, the bird’s ragged laughter, it's going to.