Armand Schwerner, Selected Shorter Poems. San Diego, Junction Press, Armand Schwerner, The Tablets. Among the various categories of writers which Ezra Pound identifies in "How to Read," we find "the inventors, discoverers of a particular process or of more than one mode and process. Always trusting in the fundamental ground of the human body, Schwerner made translation in its broadest sense into his metier.
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Round brackets, square brackets, curly brackets, angle brackets, half square brackets. Each to mark a different sort of goneness. Armand Schwerner had some fun with that vocabulary and in the process turned marks of absences to presences in their own right. Too long. Biblical The Bible is a huge gorgeous reeking compost pile. Three or more authors have their hands in it. The earliest is known as J, the Yahwist, and his God is fierce, dangerous, fallible, embodied. He likes to walk in the shade on a hot day.
And E, the Elohist, his name for God Elohim, inconveniently plural. Drawing it all together, somewhat skilled and somewhat hapless, R, the Redactor, trying to get a coherent account out of it all. Writings are readings.
Readings are restlessly multiple. Thank God for which. Crumb, The Book of Genesis Illustrated. Stephen Mitchell, Genesis. Lastly, the beauty, to this atheist, of two thoughts in Genesis. That the created is good. And that even omnipotent beings come to rest. And I thought, why not a blog, work out some ideas there.
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Tutaxe Paperbackpages. While we have you It also means that we count on you, our readers, for support. If you like what you read here, help us keep it free for everyone by making a donation. Brian rated it it was amazing Jul 28, It is a moment when rhetoric counts, when poetry comes as close as possible to magic in the power it is believed to hold over reality. Always trusting in the fundamental ground of the human body, Schwerner made translation in its broadest sense into his metier.
Round brackets, square brackets, curly brackets, angle brackets, half square brackets. Each to mark a different sort of goneness. Armand Schwerner had some fun with that vocabulary and in the process turned marks of absences to presences in their own right. Too long. Biblical The Bible is a huge gorgeous reeking compost pile.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Susan SontagGeoffrey Movius. PennSound: Armand Schwerner Armahd us to support engaged discussion on critical issues. Jordan rated it it was amazing Jun 16, No amount is too small. The context of sober translation creates mode suitable for seductions by the disordered large which is the contemporary, and the narrative, which is out of honor in the most relevant modern poetry.
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The context also make me feel comfortable in recreating the animistic, for which I have great sympathy, and which, subject to my sense of the present, I have been unable to approach as a poet without such contextual personae and forms as I have found in these archaic leftovers. Want to Read saving…. The Tablets revels in the postmodern manufacture of a world that, because of its proximity to historically credible civilizations, appears to be real yet cannot be verified as such, thus enunciating the difficulty, if not impossibility, of objective historiography. Ode to Failure Stacy Szymaszek. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If you step on me may your leg become green and gangrenous and may its heavy flow of filth stop up your eyes forever, may your face go armadn crystal, may your meat be glass in your throat and your fucking fail. Poetry is the producer of joy, its reader participates in the creative act.