By Ken Babstock
In his terrific 3rd assortment, award-winning and critically-acclaimed poet Ken Babstock unearths temporary remains opposed to our amassing darknesses within the irrepressible, acrobatic, loose play of the brain. Poems of judgment of right and wrong collide with the issues of awareness, the concrete and the conceptual locate equivalent footing, and formal good looks mixes with imagistic brinksmanship because the speaker makes an attempt to depart our "homes half-sheathed Tyvek" and "drift into the soreness of our neighbours." Like Babstock's prior paintings, Airstream Land Yacht testifies to the harrowing great thing about daily event ("a leather-based recliner celebrity /gazing at the loose /side of a backyard fence," "shopping /carts starting to be a fur of frost," a grounded kite "nose down within the crowberries and fir") whereas introducing an expansiveness of inquiry with linguistic bravado and a quiet grace. The grab of affection poems contained listed here are key to unlocking the bigger assortment -- itself a love music to the wordless world.
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