Poetry.Of making many books there is no end,yes nor an arrival ever before the singlepage that will pronounce us as/ we are speechlessFor whoever keens to the sound of boats on watermoved by their dissolving tunesagrees to be frayed by catastrophe/ plunged to the neck in the blue moon's gold.It is by the singular instance of not knowingbut folding up inside the rebel angel's cause/ that we enter a second life.Its ministry for damnation. Its syllabaries of pleasure.
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Patrick Pritchett was born in 1957 in South Bend, Indiana. He earned his PhD at the University of Colorado-Boulder and has taught at Harvard University, Amherst College, and Westfield State. His scholarly work focuses on modernist and postmodernist American poets such as George Oppen, Lorine Niedecker, Ronald Johnson, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, and Michael Palmer. His poems have been anthologized in The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral, Litscapes: Collected US Writings 2015 and Resist Much/Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance and have appeared in Hambone, New American Writing, Interim, Colorado Review, New Review of Literature, and Prairie Schooner, among others. His books of poetry include BURN: DOXOLOGY FOR JOAN OF ARC (Chax Press, 2005), Gnostic Frequencies and SONG X (Talisman House, 2014). His latest book is ORPHIC NOISE (Dos Madres Press, 2017). Author City: EASTHAMPTON, MA USA