by Jim CarrollUm...I have a high threshold for the bizarre, graphic and extreme in poetry.Some of my favorite poets include Sharon Olds, Margaret Atwood and Ai, writers who never shied away from depicting violence and sexuality in vivid and visceral terms.
But this book?Pushed at even my far-flung boundaries for what constitutes extremity in art.It reads like one long acid trip.Some of the poems have remarkable clarity despite this factor, but some of the subject matter, which Carroll pursues with an absolutely obsessive eye, is flat-out weird.In a way which strains my ability to appreciate it, and undermines the quality of the collection as a whole.
|Title||Void of Course|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
|File size||5.8 Mb|
|Book rating||4.13 (278 votes)