On Malice Ken Babstock

ISBN: 9781552453049

Published: October 21st 2014

Paperback

96 pages


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On Malice  by  Ken Babstock

On Malice by Ken Babstock
October 21st 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 96 pages | ISBN: 9781552453049 | 6.18 Mb

Ken Babstock is a wonderful and spirited poet, his work is full of musicality, syncopation, wit, and formal acuity, its all good.—Peter GizziThe flavor of this poetry is complex—it will have to be consumed in small amounts like a sipping tequila.MoreKen Babstock is a wonderful and spirited poet, his work is full of musicality, syncopation, wit, and formal acuity, its all good.—Peter GizziThe flavor of this poetry is complex—it will have to be consumed in small amounts like a sipping tequila.

It inebriates quickly. It imparts a convivial brilliance to life. And it is not without its sinister edge.—Ange MlinkoWith poems on perfect blue and a sonnet sequence situated on a derelict NSA surveillance station on a Berlin hill, On Malice assembles evacuated forms, polysemy, prayer, and perverse chatter into poems that enact our paranoia.

Channeling Walter Benjamins son, William Hazlitt, John Donne, and Dick Cheney, they are lyric in their sonic and affective register but coldly methodological in their invented structures and illusions.You finish reading it.

You cannotfinish reading it. Ice caughtin the can, later, the well. Whatshall I be worried about,the coward well and the ice doessuch a lot. They know nothingof cantilevered blown-out shellswho feed their worrylike veal barns. The domes aerialmy lodestar and icon, the squirrelat dusk in the post-informational gloamingcan never not finish reading it as songKen Babstock is the author of Methodist Hatchet, which won the Griffin Poetry Prize.

His previous titles, Mean, Days into Flatspin, and Airstream Land Yacht, hold nominations for the Governor Generals Award and the Winterset Prize. Poems from this book have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.



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