This Nest, Swift Passerine

Poetry One of the most acclaimed new poets in America entwines found and original texts, creating literal form this book out of sheer metaphor In this language nest, the mind of poet and reader find a common dwelling place Through this collaged material used motifs running through include Echo and Narcissus, spider webs, and philosophy , the author reveals the nestPoetry One of the most acclaimed new poets in America entwines found and original texts, creating literal form this book out of sheer metaphor In this language nest, the mind of poet and reader find a common dwelling place Through this collaged material used motifs running through include Echo and Narcissus, spider webs, and philosophy , the author reveals the nest of the mind book as a never wholly original structure, but one that forms from found material.
This Nest Swift Passerine Poetry One of the most acclaimed new poets in America entwines found and original texts creating literal form this book out of sheer metaphor In this language nest the mind of poet and reader find a

  • Title: This Nest, Swift Passerine
  • Author: Dan Beachy-Quick
  • ISBN: 9781932195606
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “This Nest, Swift Passerine”

    1. Lately I'm fascinated by commonplace books, and the connections and back-and-forth conversations between our reading and writing so I think I'd have loved this book simply for being a sort-of commonplace book, even if it wasn't gorgeous and wise and unlike anything I've ever read, which it is, all of those things. The commonplace book aspect: quotations from Dorothy Wordsworth and Shakespeare and scientists whose names I can't remember are woven into the text, appearing and reappearing in surpri [...]

    2. While Beachy-Quick composes several compelling tiles in this mosaic, including prose stanzas involving dying monarch butterflies on a marigold-mossed median, the majority of the lines that resonated with me were actually written by the authors he samples (Dorothy Wordsworth, Martin Buber, Charles Dickens). In other words, I like the idea of the book more than its execution.In one tile, Beachy-Quick notes that the "human eye, at the end of telescope, has found regions / in the sky where impossibl [...]

    3. At last, a book at least as strong as North True, South Bright. I am utterly impressed with this book: its project, its careful intelligence, and its breadth of thought, though this may be biased by a talk I got to see Beachy-Quick give about the act of reading, and the complicated ways reading can be insinuated into writing. This Next, Swift Passerine could easily be seen as an extension of that talk, except the idea gets further elaborated with images. One of my favorite is Echo calling back t [...]

    4. Beautiful woven lyric, dealing primarily with representation. Thinking about language as "echoes" and the way witness of the "real" continually reverberates. Deals with more critical themes than in his early books but the playfulness of form is quintessential B-Q.

    5. This book of poetry is probably smarter than me. And while I could appreciate parts of it, I'm left confused at the end. It does have beautiful sounds and play with the language. I wish I understood it better.

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