Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Releases! BEAST BOOK by Michael Gessner

BEAST BOOK by Michael Gessner

“These poems are lively and smart and musical.”

—Robert Pinsky

 “Spun like fractals from the poet’s personal and cultural history; from art, science, and myth, the images of Beast Book stalk the imagination, exposing the symmetries deep within the psychogenesis  that informs us . . . . dialectic serves this collection well in its motifs— poet-anima, satyr-sylph, Apollonian-Dionysian—in the process of illuminating our understanding and in the perception of the self . . . . Gessner’s best volume, a milestone in contemporary poetry.”

—Gerald Mills

“If you think Beasts exist only in the ancient world, then open this book and meet your makers.  Mantichore, Hydra, The Lamia, and various tritons co-exist with nymphs and sylphs; appear side by side with Robert Creeley, Sylvia Plath, John Ashbery, and the legendary barnacle geese of medieval naturalists.  History, Justice, Conscience Purity, Predictability are introduced by the Beast Handler.  Everything leads to ‘Care and Feeding’ in Michael Gessner’s capable hands.”

—Sue Ann Simar, Editor, 10x3

Read more here : http://www.blazevox.org/bk-mg2.htm

Book Information:

· Paperback: 104 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
· ISBN: 978-1-60964-002-6

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