Emanations: fluttertongue 6

Emanations fluttertongue Steven Ross Smith is one of the preeminent sound poets in Canada He is also one of the few poets in Canada currently engaged in writing a life poem a long poem that encompasses a life Emanations is th

  • Title: Emanations: fluttertongue 6
  • Author: Steven Ross Smith
  • ISBN: 9781771661522
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • Steven Ross Smith is one of the preeminent sound poets in Canada He is also one of the few poets in Canada currently engaged in writing a life poem a long poem that encompasses a life Emanations is the sixth chapter of that project.Smith bends, confuses, and disintegrates the fundamental premises of poetic and fictive creation working language, narrative, and meaning liSteven Ross Smith is one of the preeminent sound poets in Canada He is also one of the few poets in Canada currently engaged in writing a life poem a long poem that encompasses a life Emanations is the sixth chapter of that project.Smith bends, confuses, and disintegrates the fundamental premises of poetic and fictive creation working language, narrative, and meaning like sculptural material Emanations marks Smith s return to verse form, while being a further engagement with composition by sound and its visual placement on the page.These poems emanate from specific works by other poets, including bpNichol, Sylvia Legris, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Lisa Robertson In this charged, frenetic work, the dominant themes are nature s precariousness, social conundrums, and poetics.This collection will appeal to fans of highly torqued and playful language reminiscent of bpNichol s The Alphabet Game, Phil Hall s Hearthedral A Folk Hermetic, and Fred Wah s is a door.Praise for Emanations Fluttertongue 6 A superb technician of rhythm, rhyme and resonance, Smith lays everything on the table for an earth under siege from high finance, rampant human pollution, and wars of the supermarkets His lines spill and flow like winding rivers or lapping waves laced with erotically sensuous word scents that take us to what flutters just within and without our grasp Aroused, we devour their prayers, their scoffs, their love songs, swept along in their amazing quilted music Meredith Quartermain, author of Recipes from The Red PlanetSteven Ross Smith s Emanations Fluttertongue 6 both sets its own landing field and touches down, in poetry that bucks and soars Even the hyphens dart about in this surprise fest, this portrait of the poet as renewer and renewed Gerald Hill, author of Hillsdale Book Steven Ross Smith s Emanations fluttertongue 6 Sounds like Futurism looks like Charades It s meant to provoke second sight and attention to echoes, to what shimmers and whispers in the sensuality of sense Herein is, oh Poet, a pitch of try to understand before dark drops Need a guide Look up Roy Miki and or Samuel Beckett You re on to something George Elliott Clarke, Toronto s Poet Laureate, 2002 winner of the Governor General s Literary Award for Poetry for Execution Poems

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    1. I am learning how to write poetry and I read this book while I was doing that. I spoke to Smith about poetry writing, and knowing now what he knows, I greatly appreciate the leaps and spins the poems in this collection take.

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