Wavetable (Paperback)

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Poetry. Michael Ives' witty, powerful and challenging poems have been anthologized in numerous American journals and magazines. His work has the unmistakable quality of a true poet at work; Wavetable is his finest collection so far.

Some poets respond to the world as they find it; others collect its materials and compose syntactical mindscapes of exact and exacting cognitive grace: 'form within flow as of liquid thought.' Michael Ives is a maker of such worlds. WAVETABLE, his new collection, figures discrete arcs which flare, alter, and condense, like vagrant spirits, or particles that materialize as language. This now is our habitat, charged with ravishing, mutable wonders on the brink of catastrophe, or bliss: 'Rippling with scenes of godbirth/and unendurable ecstasy.'--Ann Lauterbach

Every sentence leaves us with something we've never known before, some new giving from the mind embodied in words. His syntax is a house on fire, and like flames his words are hungry and quick, and leave nothing the same after they pass.--Robert Kelly.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780692354124
ISBN-10: 0692354123
Publisher: Dr. Cicero Books
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2015
Pages: 90
Language: English