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Rain Mirror: New Poems Michael McClure

Rain Mirror: New Poems

Michael McClure

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ISBN : 9780811214261
Paperback
112 pages
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Rain Mirror, writes poet Michael McClure, is my most bare and forthright book. It contains two long poems, Crisis Blossom and Haiku Edge which are quite disparate from one another. Yet brought under a single cover, the poems compliment eachMoreRain Mirror, writes poet Michael McClure, is my most bare and forthright book. It contains two long poems, Crisis Blossom and Haiku Edge which are quite disparate from one another. Yet brought under a single cover, the poems compliment each other as do light and dark, the Apollonian and the Dionysian, Yin and Yang. Haiku Edge is a serial poem of linked haikus in the American idiom. Often humorous, sometimes harsh, always elegant, they catch moments in the landscape of Oaklands East Bay Hills where McClure now lives. Crisis Blossom in contrast is a long poem in three parts (Graftings, After the Solstice, and After Meltdown) that record the poets months long shock and recovery after a near-fatal airplane accident. It is, in McClures words, my state of psyche, capillaries, muscles, fears, boldnesses, and hungers, down where they exist without management. With Rain Mirror, the poet moves in two directions, inward and outward, to arrive at the balance point between the self and nonself: Theres Me/and no me/on the other side/Im here under hand/And There/where thoughts glide.