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Airstream Land Yacht by Ken Babstock

By Ken Babstock

In his impressive 3rd assortment, award-winning and critically-acclaimed poet Ken Babstock unearths short-term remains opposed to our accumulating darknesses within the irrepressible, acrobatic, unfastened play of the brain. Poems of sense of right and wrong collide with the issues of realization, the concrete and the conceptual locate equivalent footing, and formal good looks mixes with imagistic brinksmanship because the speaker makes an attempt to depart our "homes half-sheathed Tyvek" and "drift into the soreness of our neighbours." Like Babstock's previous paintings, Airstream Land Yacht testifies to the harrowing great thing about daily event ("a leather-based recliner megastar /gazing at the loose /side of a backyard fence," "shopping /carts transforming into a fur of frost," a grounded kite "nose down within the crowberries and fir") whereas introducing an expansiveness of inquiry with linguistic bravado and a quiet grace. The take hold of of affection poems contained listed below are key to unlocking the bigger assortment -- itself a love music to the wordless world.

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