Virgil and the Mountain Cat: Poems - New California Poetry 25 (Paperback)
  • Virgil and the Mountain Cat: Poems - New California Poetry 25 (Paperback)

Virgil and the Mountain Cat: Poems - New California Poetry 25 (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 13/02/2009
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At once uncompromising and highly inventive, David Lau's poems are imbued with a musicality that lightens the dark undertones of spoliation and entropy. Many of the poems embody a nexus of interaction with historical events, films, modernist poetic texts, and works of art - but from this allusion and evocation, a multifarious voice emerges. In these pages, the electric linguistic experiment meets a new urban, postnatural poetics, one in which poetry is not just a play of signs and seemings but also a prismatic investigation of our contemporary order: 'Hurry up before our factory leaves. The first column of the "Freedom Tower" traduces its ensorcellment in the facade'. Here is a poetry both deeply lyrical and resistant, a poetry relentless in its invention and its stance against the apathy of convention and consumption.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520258747

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