A Net of Momentary Sapphire (Paperback)

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A Net of Momentary Sapphire (Paperback)


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A kaleidoscopic net woven of words

A Net of Momentary Sapphire offers three closely related poetic sequences, random rearrangements of a poignant but obsessively recurrent source text - streams of consciousness in which no stable self can be elucidated. A broken long poem, this singular net is an interrogation of the aftermath of twentieth-century modernism, looking both backwards and forwards - an eternal return.

Once again & innumerable times again

the required solitude, renunciation, strange

curtained doubt artifice all jewelled

& after this

silent time, these days

& nights in desert

dry country, dry thoughts

--from "The foretaste of a vision but never the vision itself"

R. Kolewe has published three previous collections of poetry, Afterletters (Book*hug, 2014), Inspecting Nostalgia (Talonbooks, 2017), and The Absence of Zero (Book*hug, 2021), as well as several chapbooks. He lives in Toronto.
Product Details ISBN: 9781772015188
ISBN-10: 1772015180
Publisher: Talonbooks
Publication Date: May 17th, 2023
Pages: 182
Language: English