Absence Is Such a Transparent House

Absence Is Such a Transparent House
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ISBN10:
1893670694
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Pages:
92
ISBN13:
9781893670693
Goodreads Rating:
4.00
Published:
April 26th 2011 by Tebot Bach

Poetry. ABSENCE is insatiable, its bound appetite preys upon the imagination in ways that language can only hint at. Which is perhaps why poetry is a so apt a vessel for responding to absence: its bare branch lines, its chapel whispers, its embodied silences encapsulate loss in ways other forms of art cannot. Aby Kaupang's poems are inhabited by spirits; they literally speak in tongues; they are 'a tender haunting in the glass beneath the waves.' Anyone who has borne grief will recognize its teethmarks here: grief not just as an idea in the mind, but gnawing at the body, the place where it is most keenly felt"--D.

A. Powell.