Virgil and the Mountain Cat (New California Poetry, Volume 25)

Virgil and the Mountain Cat (New California Poetry, Volume 25)

David Lau


right now uncompromising and hugely creative, David Lau's poems are imbued with a musicality that lightens the darkish undertones of spoliation and entropy. a number of the poems embrace a nexus of interplay with historic occasions, motion pictures, modernist poetic texts, and works of art—but from this allusion and evocation, a multifarious voice emerges. In those pages, the electrical linguistic scan meets a brand new city, postnatural poetics, one during which poetry is not only a play of indicators and seemings but in addition a prismatic research of our modern order: "Hurry up sooner than our manufacturing facility leaves. / the 1st column of the liberty Tower / traduces its ensorcellment within the facade." here's a poetry either deeply lyrical and resistant, a poetry relentless in its invention and its stance opposed to the apathy of conference and intake.

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