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Quartz hearts by Clark Coolidge
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Apr 05, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: poetry

This bk seems to be somewhat of a departure from the earlier 4 bks by Coolidge that I've reviewed so far here ("ING", "SPACE", "THE MAINTAINS", "POLAROID"). That's b/c there's punctuation. Especially PERIODS, some commas, some question marks. It makes it seem so declarative after a while. As if it's all so matter-of-fact. Page 28:

"The location of a diagram is in green on blue.
Next considering a whitish black and the sharp
corner it's near. Olympia beer passing in
the sky and its wall. A door space to
further diagrams, white on blue, a window.
That yellow flower, on flat, on white, where's
its shadow, is too big. A sudden crease,
that takes the air 90º back into space. The
various clothes there are in a closet where
this all gets vertical and stops.
What's a cat."

The appearance of a description - but not necessarily a description meant to evoke an exact image in a reader's mind - more likely a description that picks & chooses pieces here & there that can add up to a new whole, like picking yr favorite nuts out of trail mix & eating only those, digesting them, leaving the rest for another writer (if one cares to pick the mix apart further).
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