Is Music: New and Selected Poems

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    Is Music: New and Selected Poems PDF Ý Is Music: heavily influenced by the visual arts, most notably in his classic Slow Song for Mark Rothko, in which he did with words what Rothko did with paint and dye A fearsome intelligence wedded to a kind of craftsmanship that happens once or twice a generation Stop Press In the lovely sonnet Orange Berries Dark Green Leaves, Taggart seems to look at nature himself, rather than through another artist s eyes Darkened not completely dark let us walk in the darkened field trees in the field outlined against that which is less dark Is Music contains many such pieces, a wealth of sublime and quiet poems they are unlike anything being written today, and like good music they stay in the mind The Antioch Review John Taggart has long been a master of accumulating complexly layered patterns of sound and sense Robert Creeley John Taggart s poetry is not like music, it is music George Oppen The long overdue selection of John Taggart s work, Is Music, reminds us that a good deal of his work, in cutting new songs from old, is transcription Marvin Gaye Suite opens with the opening of the soul singer s album, What s Going On seconds of party formulaics by professional football players intro ofseconds of hey man what s happening and right on Like Gaye s voice throughout the album, the voice in Taggart s poem and this is true throughout his work is multitracked into a call and response with itself and with the world Sink To breathe and stretch one s arms againto breathe through the mouth to breathe tobreathe through the mouth to utter inthe most quiet way not to whisper not to whisperto breathe through the mouth in the most quiet way tobreathe to sing to breathe to sing to breatheto sing the most quiet way To sing to light the most quiet light in darknessradiantia radiantiasinging light in darkness To sing as the host sings in his house John Taggart is the author of fourteen books of poetry and two books of criticism He was, for many years, a professor of English and director of the Interdisciplinary Arts Program at Shippensburg University He lives near Shippensburg, Pennsylvania."/>
  • Paperback
  • 180
  • Is Music: New and Selected Poems
  • John Taggart
  • English
  • 13 November 2019
  • 155659304X

About the Author: John Taggart

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10 thoughts on “Is Music: New and Selected Poems

  1. Sam says:

    Good, but would have liked to have seen at least something from Dodeka and or The Pyramid is a Pure Crystal included notwithstanding Taggart s claim that to select from these works would misrepresent them On the plus side, the book does bring back into print three of the four poems originally included in Peace on Earth.

  2. Louise says:

    I adore John Taggart A major retrospective is bound to be slightly uneven though and some of my favorites were left out of this, so that s why the 4 stars When he s good, he s certainly 5 stars good.

  3. Matthew says:

    Terrific gathering of most of the work that s not a long poem there are many The sample reveals both a devotional attention inside the music and protest as well as an acutely green sensibility John Taggart is a living master we should all abide

  4. James Cook says:

    Taggart is great, though I can only read some of therepetitive poems when I m in the right mood I wish this volume contained material from Dodeka Interestingly, the first poem in this volume, The Drum Thing , I had only read in The Gist of Origin anthology and find that here it is heavily revised, with many lines cut out I like both versions but actually prefer the Origin version a little bit, because of its strangeness and its awkward wording and syntax Taggart is actually best liste Taggart is great, though I can only read some of therepetitive poems when I m in the right mood I wish this volume contained material from Dodeka Interestingly, the first poem in this volume, The Drum Thing , I had only read in The Gist of Origin anthology and find that here it is heavily revised, with many lines cut out I like both versions but actually prefer the Origin version a little bit, because of its strangeness and its awkward wording and syntax Taggart is actually best listened to the repetition in the poems comes off so much better when spoken aloud by the poet, the rhythms weaving themselves in air, making music of time Or I recommend that you read these poems aloud, slowly, to yourself when reading them Also, if you dig this, check out the poems of Theodore Enslin, particularly the late ones