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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  1 review
Polyverse is just that: a verse of many forms and possibilities. Taking its cue from a wide range of modern and postmodern poetics - Gertrude Stein's multiple formal innovations, Emily Dickinson's condensations, the improvisation of Whitman and the Beat poets, the New York School's intertwining poles of "the everyday," and the wild peripatetic leaps and innovation of "Lang ...more
Paperback, 187 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Sun and Moon Press
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despite all the homages and collaborations (the latter dubbed here her CoLabs) and her obvious interconnected-ness to her poetry community, Brown is a very singular, sonically super-powered poet.

the book charts the poet moving from a natural lyric with a consummate, perfect touch to a far-out experimentalism of sound (in a museme) which then seems to settle into (or temporarily rests, taking on the appearance for the moment of mastered maturity), in daybook, something teasingly wise and emotiona
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