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Vox Angelica
by Timothy Liu


Overview - In Liu's text the ascent, the ecstatic apprehension of the divine (he is a religious poet, there are no two ways about it, though perhaps there are twenty) can be effected only by a demonic insistence upon abjection, upon the descent. He shrives himself, and his poems show the marks of the lash--they are the lash--and his vision is naturalized to a degree that would astonish his predecessors, that astonishes us.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In Liu's text the ascent, the ecstatic apprehension of the divine (he is a religious poet, there are no two ways about it, though perhaps there are twenty) can be effected only by a demonic insistence upon abjection, upon the descent. He shrives himself, and his poems show the marks of the lash--they are the lash--and his vision is naturalized to a degree that would astonish his predecessors, that astonishes us. This is a shocking poetry, and the shock is not of recognition, but of estrangement. It makes an unfamiliar claim upon us, the claim of apostasy. --Richard Howard, from the forward

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780914086970
  • ISBN-10: 0914086979
  • Publisher: Alice James Books
  • Publish Date: October 1992
  • Page Count: 58
  • Dimensions: 8.62 x 5.56 x 0.23 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26 pounds


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