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Rose Window : Selected Poems of Duncan Mcknight - by Austin Messick (Paperback)

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Poetry. "Austin Messick, conducting his fictional poet Duncan McKnight to the realm of the dead, recovers the living source of Orphic imagination, glimmering still in the deepest recesses of the language-cave. Calling Authorship into question, Messick, in the voice of McKnight, admits 'This writing / does not belong / to me.' Instead, the writing reaches down to the roots of poetry as shamanic, self-transcending ritual, as a performance, of what Plato called 'divine madness.' Messick pushes his poet-hero to the point where an unknown, cadence language, at once new and ancient, takes hold of the work, becoming the apotheosis of inspired speech. Messick shows us that to 'sing alone with another's voice' is to discover the oracular nature of poetry itself."--Andrew Joron
Number of Pages: 93.0
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Austin Messick
Language: English
Street Date: December 18, 2017
TCIN: 53535003
UPC: 9781889292748
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-1991

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