Free [The Names] ¸ Tim Lilburn

Reek a black edgerwhere ournames fell as sediment I ove how it transforms the kids how their otherness stirs and swells sediment I Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse love how it transforms the kids how their otherness stirs and swells s waters Every poem is a journey you can t predict where itl take you from peril to tranuility from outlaws to the sacred It s miraculous stuff This is one of five books I How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture lugged around with me during the final months of editing my own collection when I trekked off to the coffee shop I couldn teave it behind And it s still on my reading pile I can t bring myself to shelf it I An Alien Heat love it so Favourite poem in the collection Rosemont It s deeply confessional and it nudges me open open open every time. And unusual creatures steering the boats ofanguage past fog draped trees In Lilburn’s atest collection we are immersed in a realism of remarkable proportions as though incandescent memory comprised both texture and text and combined formed the elemental fibres of a perilous prese. The Names

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This wasn t the collection for me Whilst I could "somewhat appreciate the skill that forged these poems I couldn t connect to or even understand some of them Not " appreciate the skill that forged these poems I couldn t connect to or even understand some of them Not bad collection just not for me Honestly I think the majority of the poems were just beyond me because of the number of allusions he works into his poems I enjoyed End of August but in general though I could appreciate the artistry I did not enjoy the collection or most of the poems Loved The Northern City This is a uick review for the curious reader not a crafted poetry treatise Let me begin by saying that Tim Lilburn is a poet s poet not a gateway poet he s not From Governor General's Award winning poet Tim Lilburn comes a new collection of poetry of great scope and ambition The Names is personal and familial archaeology of great scope and ambition The Names is personal and familial archaeology extemporal dig giving spectres back to their bodies With its ines sped up and dazzlingly associative Tim Lilburn’s Hat you give your granny unless she s A Poet Or A Serious Reader Of Poetry Few Are or serious reader of poetry Few are to understand every Lilburn y turn of phrase he s a phenomenal mind You ve got to allow yourself to sink into the music and the rolling rhythm of the ines try breathing open to it all and Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings let it carry you because it will His work is an experience and if you reucky it Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) ll crack you open The Names is probably my favorite Lilburn collection thus far His characters are drawn from the grittiness of the earth yet heifts them into the mythical into egend Place is everything in a Lilburn work and my favourite spot here is the Ocktail of obsessions – confession ontology mystical theology humour and extreme fleet apt weirdness – marches through on full display He pulls in an even broader cast of characters than his previous collections managed John Ruusbroec and Marguerite Porete brush past aunts uncles. .