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EXPERIMENTS I SHOULD LIKE TRIED AT MY OWN DEATH

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"Caryl Pagel's EXPERIMENTS I SHOULD LIKE TRIED AT MY OWN DEATH provides a posthumous glimpse into a room where poems are knocking inside the walls and the ascending reader floats out into gaps of particulars, particles, and parts—or 'Names you will not recognize' owing to the relentless intercalation of bodiless bodies. Here is spectral evidence to be used in peeling away ...more
Paperback, 78 pages
Published 2012 by Factory Hollow Press
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Sienna
Feb 16, 2015 Sienna rated it it was ok
Shelves: poetry, 2015
Fad Mad, Fairchild, Fearmonger, Flashface.
from "Common Plant & Animal Names (Existing & Not Existing)"


Although every title points to a topic that interests me, although the references to William James and Leonora Carrington provoked mind-grins, although I think "ethereal material" would make a great band name, I am not the right reader for this book. Pagel's disjointed phrasing and fondness for unconventional (for me, uninteresting) spacing and line breaks render the effort required grea
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Melissa
Jul 27, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
I love what I learn from this book, as in this, from "Table Talking":

"It is the influence of the loss of his father's leg
that biographers credit William James'
early & lasting interest
in finding a form
for spiritual inquisition beyond

religion beyond his field of study -- science -- beyond
psychology"

The intellectual approach to the subject matter, and the research itself which we get little bits of I think, grounds these poems -- Caryl is the collector of this information and the presenter, and
...more
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Shelves: poetry
Intriguing conceit.
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