THE GOLDEN AGE OF PARAPHERNALIA

THE GOLDEN AGE OF PARAPHERNALIA Poetry Radically comic formally inventive and ridiculously smart every to years Kevin Davies releases a new book reminding us just how unexpected poetry can be THE GOLDEN AGE OF PARAPHERNALIA

  • Title: THE GOLDEN AGE OF PARAPHERNALIA
  • Author: Kevin Davies
  • ISBN: 9781890311285
  • Page: 455
  • Format: paperback
  • Poetry Radically comic, formally inventive, and ridiculously smart, every 8 to 10 years Kevin Davies releases a new book reminding us just how unexpected poetry can be THE GOLDEN AGE OF PARAPHERNALIA will without doubt garner the applause his previous book COMP Edge Books, 2000 received That garnering included The San Francisco Book Award in 2000 selected by Kevin KiPoetry Radically comic, formally inventive, and ridiculously smart, every 8 to 10 years Kevin Davies releases a new book reminding us just how unexpected poetry can be THE GOLDEN AGE OF PARAPHERNALIA will without doubt garner the applause his previous book COMP Edge Books, 2000 received That garnering included The San Francisco Book Award in 2000 selected by Kevin Killian, write ups in the New York Times, Village Voice, and Boston Review, translation into French by Xandaire Selene, and extended critical articles in American Literature, Jacket, and The Poker i.e Davies work has met with than a little enthusiasm One example Joshua Clover in the Village Voice Davies often writes long, tumbling sequences that gather force like a dream landslide, with each part standing out as an idiosyncratic scene charged by an alluring voice, or stance, not quite like anything else in contemporary poetry Cover photograph by Benjamin Friedlander.

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    1. This is the best book I have read this year, and possibly last year as well. The rhythm is insane good, slow, mind-blowing, dystopic, absurd(ly) thoughtful and weird poetry interrupted occasionally by hurried 6-page sections of apocalyptic poetic narratives. as far as books by older white american men about the state of american culture and it's future, this is the only one i have ever read which i would recommend. And i would recommend it SOOOO strongly. we will have to wait and see, i suppose, [...]

    2. I came across a passage from this book of poetry in a review in The Nation some weeks ago, and was so taken by the hyperlinking of ideas and sounds, the flow of words upon the page, and the abrupt shifts in tone and reference as it careened along, that I wanted to savor more of this author's work. So I tracked this volume down, and I wasn't disappointed. Don't try to read it all at once, and don't try to get literal meaning from every phrase and reference. Listen to the sounds (in your mind) the [...]

    3. More greatness from Mr. Davies. The book length piece focuses around three formal structures: bullets("'Floater'"), | marks(Remnants of Wilma), and numbers(One-Eyed Seller of Garlic). In btwn two larger self contained sections titled: Lateral Argument, and Duckwalking Perimeter. Over the course of the book the three formal structures begin to converge into each other, blurring the lines of their relative autonomies, as we continue to investigate the contemporary scape of the neoliberal age, humo [...]

    4. I would give this book really a 3 and a half. I think that its an interesting text in the way Davies has laid it out. I saw it as not only a poetry book but as well as a prose and as an interactive piece. Some of the lines are wonderful and the way he structures phrases or words together that aren't supposed to make sense but do. Why did I give it a 3 and a half? Because while I think the book is def above average its not amazing. Its in between.

    5. Irony is taken for granted these days, which makes it safe and boring. Davies' irony is not safely detached--it's invested, involved, energetic. The thoughtfulness extends to a (too-rare) attention to form on large and small scales that makes reading the book a complex and continually surprising experience. Some of the best stuff around: socially critical, funny, makes me feel weird.

    6. Kevin Davies is one of my favorite poets. If you don't know who he is, please check out "Pause Button" free for download (PDF) on Ubuweb. Then pick up a copy of this book.

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