GORDON ANNAND: YOU WRITE YOUR LIFE LIKE FICTION
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|GORDON ANNAND: YOU WRITE YOUR LIFE LIKE FICTION|
A new name to me, but a revelation. A collection of some 18 poems with strong clear messages (very like despair) and painstakingly crafted as regards form and layout on the page.
An extract from the poem from which the book takes its name will give a taste:
Tell me a story We are driving the evening across the backbone of history black mountains of night under fog and rain Tell me a story in a valley white light explodes freezes the startled pines we stutter and blink......Progenitors, maybe, in Ginsberg and Pound, and none the worse for that, to me this is exactly what poetry is about — acts of the imagination, to use Coleridge's phrase, an invitation into a blend of powerful imagery and thought in which we are drawn into feelings about a both strange and instantly recognisable gestalt, a subject/object relationship which frees our own imagination and helps us to cope. This might well seem excessive, but in reading these poems, I could not help but feel that he hits the nail on the head every time.
Heaven is Endless Heaven is endless and America is endless but America isn't Heaven God is endless and Washington is endless but Washington isn't God Jesus finds his end and I find mine, but I am not Jesus not by a long shot from a high window.......I rest my case.
|reviewer: Stanley Trevor.|