In the Mode of Disappearance: Poems

In the Mode of Disappearance Poems Jonathan Weinert s award winning collection IN THE MODE OF DISAPPEARANCE transcends contemporary categories of traditional and experimental existing in a mode in which the quality of thought itself i

  • Title: In the Mode of Disappearance: Poems
  • Author: Jonathan Weinert
  • ISBN: 9780976718574
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jonathan Weinert s award winning collection IN THE MODE OF DISAPPEARANCE transcends contemporary categories of traditional and experimental, existing in a mode in which the quality of thought itself is paramount Like Wallace Stevens and William Blake, his poetry reaches the summit of philosophy without being shorn of song Weinert draws on a range of classical and postmodJonathan Weinert s award winning collection IN THE MODE OF DISAPPEARANCE transcends contemporary categories of traditional and experimental, existing in a mode in which the quality of thought itself is paramount Like Wallace Stevens and William Blake, his poetry reaches the summit of philosophy without being shorn of song Weinert draws on a range of classical and postmodern poetic strategies and structures to build a bulwark against the forces of fragmentation and disappearance His intimate and expansive poetics forges a continuum of human knowledge in which, as Edith Sitwell wrote, the fire of the heart and the fire of the mind are one.

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    1. I felt too dumb to read this book until I discovered the end notes and then everything made a lot more sense. I wish they had been footnotes. I would have felt much smarter. In all seriousness, I liked this book a lot. The poems had a very dense but light feel. I enjoyed the series. Some of the lines were quite striking, especially the ones about the speaker as a young boy. Lovely. I should quote them, but I am too lazy to get up and find the book right now. You'll have to trust me on this one.

    2. The poems are only the first part of the story. What about the ghost poems behind the poems? Jonathan's familiarity with brokenness and absence serves his poems well. The Wellesley sequence will break your heart.

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