Tuesday, November 13, 2012

News at Eleven: As the hawk's shadow outruns its body,

the observing speaker's sense of self disintegrates as soul "part unhooked hawk,/part shadow on parole" dissociates from body. The lines' compulsive rhythmic stress-pulse amplifies the mounting panic, while their dark nursery-rhyme endings vibrate with disjunctive energy as boundaries dissolve to terrifying effect.

For [Kathleen] Jamie, language is "where we're at home . . . our means of negotiating with the world", and throughout The Overhaul different ways of forming experience intersect.

from The Guardian: The Overhaul by Kathleen Jamie--review


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