By Ken Babstock
In his great 3rd assortment, award-winning and critically-acclaimed poet Ken Babstock unearths temporary remains opposed to our amassing darknesses within the irrepressible, acrobatic, unfastened play of the brain. Poems of moral sense collide with the issues of realization, the concrete and the conceptual locate equivalent footing, and formal good looks mixes with imagistic brinksmanship because the speaker makes an attempt to go away our "homes half-sheathed Tyvek" and "drift into the discomfort of our neighbours." Like Babstock's prior paintings, Airstream Land Yacht testifies to the harrowing great thing about daily adventure ("a leather-based recliner superstar /gazing at the loose /side of a backyard fence," "shopping /carts growing 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 take hold of of affection poems contained listed here are key to unlocking the bigger assortment -- itself a love track to the wordless world.
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Airstream Land Yacht by Ken Babstock