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The Promises of Glass by Michael  Palmer
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Jul 23, 08

it was amazing

MP lives in a rarefied world-- more Objects than objects in his poems, given in a high diction with a lot of philosophical back and forth. Why are these poems not boring? Because he dreams in this forms, he doesn't just discurse about them-- his gestures aren't jabs at a blackboard but the waving arms of a sleepwalker. The blurb on his Selected is that this poetry is "somatic." Whatever. Read this book and its crazy autobiographies and its magnificent poem "I Do Not."

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