Reverb: Poems



❮Ebook❯ ➬ Reverb: Poems ➭ Author Jason Kirk – E17streets4all.co.uk Poetry chapbook, mainly in free rhyme, epistolary format Poetry chapbook, mainly in free rhyme, epistolary format.Reverb: Poems

Jason Kirk is the author of A Fabulous Hag in Purple on the Moor, Reverb, and The Other Whites in South Africa, as well as the composer of The Mirror of Simple Souls, an opera collaboration with librettist and poet Anne Carson He received his Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Michigan, and his writing awards include Hopwood Major and Minor Poetry Prizes His recent work has appeared in the anthologies WA, Footsteps Poems for Homeless veterans, and Phantasma Stories Books.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 47 pages
  • Reverb: Poems
  • Jason Kirk
  • English
  • 01 September 2017

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  1. says:

    Reverb, Jason Kirk s poetry chapbook published by Mad Peeps Press, is unashamedly experimental It experiments with layout, typology, punctuation, rhyme scheme, spacing and line breaks This poet likes to stay off the beaten track This is a love it or hate it, polarizing kind of work, indeed, like Marylin Manson or Japanese anime Visually, the Kindle s formatting demons caused a lot of damage here only the longest lines are broken in landscape mode, but the best experience is on a full size Reverb, Jason Kirk s poetry chapbook published by Mad Peeps Press, is unashamedly experimental It experiments with layout, typology, punctuation, rhyme scheme, spacing and line breaks This poet likes to stay off the beaten track This is a love it or hate it, polarizing kind of work, indeed, like Marylin Manson or Japanese anime Visually, the Kindle s formatting demons caused a lot of damage here only the longest lines are broken in landscape mode, but the best experience is on a full size computer screen or, as always, on the printed page.Reverb is fragmented and dense with wordplay, taking the epistolary format to spin it into something entirely new Subject and agent, writer and recipient here the shifters, the signified, are part of the process, literary devices in their own right the traditional Dear Sir Madam crosses over into the figurative Dear velvet felt feathers down , to later devolve into the utterly cryptic Dear Then Even the date line becomes part of the poetic process.The narrator letter writer is at one point a monkey, at another a whale, and in one case a 13th century italian poet, Cecco Angiolieri The Pathetic Southern Right, the whale song, is among my favourites, an eco friendly lament wrapped in satire This is what s truly paralyzing, Ladies and first mates, I m merely awaiting Your harpoon Flu Hammers captures in reader friendly terms the experience of being physically ill, offering between the lines a meditation on seasonal change with some grumbling and complaining thrown in, because what s a flu except an valid excuse to complain about everything Love themed poems have a haunting edge, and Emergency Monologue, another favourite, is visceral and really communicates the paradox and conflicting feelings of an intense experience namely, bleeding in an emergency room Though most poems seem to work together, interacting to colour the entire collection, they are worlds apart The epistolary format is not consistent, and to me, not truly that effective The poetry is strong, but playing too hard to get for my taste The poet knows his language, but the artifice of striving for original layout and transgressive punctuation grammar syntax seems to hinder, rather than facilitate, the reader experience One poem is half erased and titled The Rest was Burned with Liquid Fuel in this instance the brokenness, the challenge of understanding, makes sense in the context However, often the brokenness, the rule bending, seems to me an affectation What I really enjoyed was the absurd edge, the raw emotive power and of course the humour, the quirkiness, which drew me in No need to bend over backwards, the words should suffice.PS Reread some of the work recently, still of the same opinion, but added a star Guess it grew on me

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