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"...madly shimmering, beautifully weaving patterns created by what we have agreed to call memory..."
"...a whole universe to be marvelled at..."
"...a fantasy world in which everyday experience is transmuted into things rich and strange."
"Satiatory relaxcellence, from the leisurely experiential wealth of the margins."
"...a book that lives fiercely in the complex in-between of love and punishment, pleasure and pain, coo and cry."
"...puts the hive back in the archive..."
"...a new kind of writing from the simplest materials..."
"...a lambent prose that truly glows from within."
"...like Tristram Shandyturned inside out and anagrammatized."
"...sounded carefully by the tongue and thought out deeply in the vortex of ideas..."
"...deeply and unsettlingly suggestive of an unfathomable proliferation we are part of but can't access..."
"...a series of astonishing entries into the archives and affects of revolution."
"...forms impossible compounds to do just what the best poetry must: express the inexpressible."
--Globe and Mail
"...inhabited by a hybrid of pixel and gene finding its muse in the common denominator of its nuptials."
"...a meditation on the poetic process that stimulates both the intellect and the imagination..."
"This unabashed autobiography, told through a hyperbolic argot of tax-code and quantum physics, is a sacrifice that atones for the banality it is born of (QED)."
"...affirms that precise relation, that knowledge, as embodied, contingent on distance, ephemeral-an electrifying site of potentiality."
"..speaks of love as a thing made at the origin of language only to explode in radiant embrace."
"This stuff is so cold it's almost hot."
"...a kind of high wire act between seemingly opposing strains."
"...dances nimbly away from that which may oppress us through language."
"...lively, engagingly written, and theoretically sophisticated..."
"As doomful and slapstick as Beckett..."
"...the book is broken, the back contorted, yet the body of language is recombined in new and surprising forms."
"...charged with high frequency syntax, kinetic with sonic flux..."
"...a surprising lightness and felicity animates...this arresting collection."
"...a breathtaking look at a sometimes hilarious and often terrifying odyssey..."
"Louis Zukofsky famously located poetry as upper level music, lower
level speech. Andrew McEwan’s repeater moves between just those poles."
"...memory-events that unfold through unflinching honesty..."
"It represents a possible future. It offers a deep respect for the present. It honours me with doubt."
"...the willingness to speak of what cannot be proved. What cannot, even, to
be pointed to in the consensus world we precariously share with each
--Diane Di Prima
"...rich, baroque language that curls up on itself like the bindweed or the boa in heat..."
"Playful, witty, ironic, his poetic selves never abandon their
unshakeable belief in the great poetic traditions, while affirming the
continuing validity of 'making it new."
--Laszlo K. Gefin
"...meditative, sensual, and always engrossing...absolutely original and alarmingly prescient."
"Literature for McCaffery, as for Deleuze, is not an act of imaginative
creation but a procedure, a machine for estranging us from our own
language estranging and thereby recuperating."
"Favouring intuitive progress over linear intention, these vivid,
painterly poems reflect the dynamic between the known and the unknown."
"...rife with ironic twists and humour in straight, surreal lines."
"Reflecting on the absurdity of our world in simple children’s rhymes and tales..."
"...manages to rescue the lyrical essay from its recondite excesses..."
"...a vivid, worldly, spellbindingly sustained aria of anguished yet eager perception..."
"...artificial, but possibly, deceptively so, and created to appear that way, but somehow, so much else."
"...an affirmation that it is the land that travels through the body."
"...a musical, poetic flux of recurring and recursive images that explore the luminous fringes of language."
"To serve their biopolitic, [these poems] may have invented an extra vowel, the first since Hittite."
"...[demonstrates] that joy could infiltrate poetic conventions and eat away at their genetic structure."
"Boughn starts out as if he's just fooling around, and then he sneaks in a major long poem for our time."
"...full of lines sparse as recently clear-cut fields."
--Travis V. Mason
"...merges light with dark, and the light that burns so bright it turns all else to ash, turning even to consume itself."
"...irreverent camp aesthetic and...exuberant painterly style."
"Bowering's poetic meditations weave together literature and criticism without indulging in abstract language or academic jargon."
"...so un-Heideggerian that it's practically Heideggerian."
"...a gorgeous book, and one that leaves much room for thought -on the page, and in the reader's mind."
"...blows asteroid dust through the patriarchy and oven roasts the alphabet to a lovely golden crisp."