About Crows (Wisconsin Poetry Series) by Craig Blais

By Craig Blais

An unsentimental and from time to time disquieting first assortment, the poems of About Crows excavate self, relatives, race, situation, intercourse, artwork, and faith to discover the artifacts of a succession of traumas that the speaker doesn't regularly adventure firsthand yet contains with him to refashion into a few new value. it is a e-book of half-states, damaged affiliations, and dislocation.

            The speaker leads the reader during the fragments of a flooded city that grows more and more elusive the extra one appears for it; via a succession of Seoul "love lodges" that extra displace the outsider to unclaimed margins remodeled into websites of artistic invention; via "galleries" of art, the place stream, colour, and picture are renewed via ekphrasis; and during the realm of the metatextual lengthy poem "The Cult Poem," the place strong and undesirable ethical binaries tangle right into a rat's nest of our greatest and worst religious ambitions.

            The poems and sequences of About Crows are marked by way of their creative stability of the elegant and the profane, of polyphony, syntactical complexity, clashing photographs, cagey humor, and unsettling sincerity, all attempting desperately to connect.

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