reading revival: a poetry book blog

reading revival is devoted to promoting australian poetry books and related discussion through reading one book - firstly, duty by geraldine mckenzie. i will choose a new book roughly every 3 months

Saturday, April 22, 2006

new poetry blog link added today: derek motion - it was his comment i responded to - see comments (3 - circa now) 'another thing this blog..' on 12/4

2 Comments:

At 11:18 AM, Blogger Jo said...

Hi Michael

this is a really cool idea. I like that you're taking a book that came out a while ago, not a new book. Then if you follow the posts and see your different activites, day by day, bringing the book into public view - the book's kind of coming to life. If this was a new book, there would be a whole lot of different reasons for seeing more of the book, but because this is a older one, you can really see the progression.

I also love "one book a time" (and mentally I added "godammit!").

I saw your post on ‘Adenfrorde – fragments’ - it's definitely really striking. It's both beautiful and strange at the same time, one of my favourite combos. (Possibly also a lyric from a Cure song - beautiful and strange I mean). The green horse rocks!

 
At 4:43 AM, Blogger michaelf said...

thanks jo - 'green horse' itself sounds more suede ..'adenfrorde - fragments': life on earth is precious - we'd be fools not to realise it. 'adenfrorde' (the poem on first page - preceding the fragments) is an idiosyncratic way to start the book; but in itself it isnt idiosyncrasy - but the setting up - the primer for 'adenfrorde - fragments' (obviously) but also the book. mckenzie may be entering the hall of language mirrors (bernstein) but i cant help thinking shes taken some of the world with her to show the mirrors ..

 

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