Catafalques

Catafalques Haunted by a sense of loss and foreboding this fourth collection is rich in poems that raise the quiet mutiny against a withering cosmos A dark magic works here sustained by poetry that is often com

  • Title: Catafalques
  • Author: Eric Basso
  • ISBN: 9781878580092
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • Haunted by a sense of loss and foreboding, this fourth collection is rich in poems that raise the quiet mutiny against a withering cosmos A dark magic works here, sustained by poetry that is often complex, ironic, disquieting, impassioned, and sometimes even wildly comic In these pages we are confronted with the poet in midair, the Walrus Voluptuary, a tree that becomesHaunted by a sense of loss and foreboding, this fourth collection is rich in poems that raise the quiet mutiny against a withering cosmos A dark magic works here, sustained by poetry that is often complex, ironic, disquieting, impassioned, and sometimes even wildly comic In these pages we are confronted with the poet in midair, the Walrus Voluptuary, a tree that becomes a woman, a man with the head of a black swan The poet s resonant voice convokes a cycle of spellbinding images, both concrete and elusive, that are, indeed, flares burning in the counterfeit night.

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    1. As compared to Catwalk Watch, this later collection shows the breadth of Basso's poetic personality in greater detail. Here, the poet retains the crepuscular atmosphere always prevailing over his work, but now engages the reader more with a sense of playfulness in both a conceptual and linguistic sense. Yes, you'll find wondrously strange and exquisitely poetic vignettes of a dying old man's dreams; a hand that terrorizes a city; an aerial poet who practices a truly revelatory form of voyeurism; [...]

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