Antechamber: And Other Poems

Antechamber And Other Poems Antechamber and Other Poems Michael McClure s latest book with New Directions joins a growing list of contributions that includes the verse collection September Blackberries and Jaguar Skies

  • Title: Antechamber: And Other Poems
  • Author: Michael McClure
  • ISBN: 9780811206822
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
  • Antechamber and Other Poems, Michael McClure s latest book with New Directions, joins a growing list of contributions that includes the verse collection September Blackberries 1974 and Jaguar Skies 1975 as well as the musical play Gorf 1976 His writing in recent years is alchemical in its intent, yet his twin declarations, Biology Is Politics and I Am A MammalAntechamber and Other Poems, Michael McClure s latest book with New Directions, joins a growing list of contributions that includes the verse collection September Blackberries 1974 and Jaguar Skies 1975 as well as the musical play Gorf 1976 His writing in recent years is alchemical in its intent, yet his twin declarations, Biology Is Politics and I Am A Mammal Patriot, perhaps express accurately both the universality of his outlook and its humane particularity McClure s mysticism is vigorously scientific Even the familiar patterned shapes of his poems remind us of the stars in the night sky and those we see when we shut our eyes In the dancing lines of his newest work the title poem Antechamber most especially are the whirl of galaxies, the radiance of molecules, the energy lines of the double helix coiling around its core.

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    1. I found the poem « Antechamber » absolutely stunning. While some of the other pieces struck me as a bit weak, the collection overall is very good.

    2. Exquisite Blakean verse by this modern bard.In the 1980s when Ginsberg gave a lecture on Mexico City Blues at Naropa and how it influenced many poets, Ginsberg said that McClure was so turned on that he went on to write a book of beautiful birds and bees and rosy lips which he said was called September Blackberries. Although September Blackberries is a great book in its own right/write, I cannot help thinking that Ginsberg may have really been referring to Antechamber & Other Poems which fit [...]

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