This collection of lyric epiphanies reveals the focus and refocus of sequences, the wily relocation of words in concrete poems, and the weird rhythms of sound poems. The poet's transforming imagination is democratic, generous, and inclusive. Even the sonnet form becomes a new experiment for a poet of questing and anarchic vision, unwilling to rest on rules. This volume includes Poems of Thirty Years, Themes on a Variation, and some 50 uncollected poems from 1939 to 1982.read more
Some interesting poems, some nice imagery; the collection contains some more experimental/visual stuff, too. I liked the 'Newspoems' -- I think that's what he called them -- but in general I wasn't enamoured. I might dip into this volume occasionally -- I bought it because of Karine Polwart's song, 'The Good Years', but I can't remember now if I've read the poem she based it on. Or whether it's in here -- I can't remember if it was written by him specifically for that purpose.read more
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