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Galley of the Beloved in Torment #2020

Galley of the Beloved in Torment Kyle McCord s Galley of the Beloved in Torment bears the standard of les potes maudits the accursed poets of Rimbaud Corbire Mallarm et al and of their forefather Baudelaire Like the speaker in m

  • Title: Galley of the Beloved in Torment
  • Author: Kyle McCord J.P. Dancing Bear
  • ISBN: 9781935716020
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Galley of the Beloved in Torment By Kyle McCord J.P. Dancing Bear, Kyle McCord s Galley of the Beloved in Torment bears the standard of les potes maudits, the accursed poets, of Rimbaud, Corbire, Mallarm, et al and of their forefather Baudelaire Like the speaker in many of McCord s poems, these fi n de sicle poets thrive in the outskirts, fi ngering the hem of society, free to witness her unraveling Although McCord wrote Galley of theKyle McCord s Galley of the Beloved in Torment bears the standard of les potes maudits, the accursed poets, of Rimbaud, Corbire, Mallarm, et al and of their forefather Baudelaire Like the speaker in many of McCord s poems, these fi n de sicle poets thrive in the outskirts, fi ngering the hem of society, free to witness her unraveling Although McCord wrote Galley of the Beloved in Torment some 125 years aft er this time, his book parades the same Decadent style, a style indicative of high sentence, sensuality, social deviance, and the bizarre, to name a few, but enough to stoke our, as Marlow said in Heart of Darkness, fascination of the abomination Ezekiel Black Kyle McCord is a wickedly lavish poet His scope is broad, his syllables exactingly chosen The Galley of the Beloved in Torment brings us the pleasure of fable, the hot breath of one rock on another, the spectacle of life transformed Noy Holland Kyle McCord delicately folds promises, prophecies, laments, lists and directives into poems that exhibit both high mastery and intense earnestness Lines shift and vary in unpredictable ways, as do the poems speakers, who observe, summon, question, caution, and above all else morph The line between man s best and beast repeatedly blurs The personal terrifyingly melts into the global in an intimate overlay Galley of the Beloved in Torment is not love poetry, nor political poetry, nor philosophical poetry it is all those at once, slippery and sly yet hardhitt ing in a fantastic al blend YZ Chin

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    1. Some blistering images At times, when the lines shorten up reads as Michael Ondaatje s early poetry primal places, states of violence When things open up, become associative reminded of A Kozma s first book with brooding images and anachronistic seeming phrasing saturating a contemporary environment in your whirlpool of unemployment Into the ballroom of the west you came waltzing and into the strip mine of death Appreciated those poems that just let themselves go bonkers To read You ll Never L [...]

    2. McCord writes in dense, rich imagery that in this volume has the flavor of Father, one distant and unknowable, approachable in degrees Many times I experience this work as opaque but the language holds my interest and then a light breaks through as if rapidly moving clouds let the sun come through a moment It is an exciting moment I love The Beastman Poems do we really think we are so far from the laws of the forest But my favorite phrase, a brilliant one, in It Was a Rat that Carried Your Heart [...]

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