from DEADLY POLLEN
Forty thousand tons. Space
A giallo antico moon framed
These poems are
taken from an extended poem-cycle [Deadly Pollen, forthcoming
from Word Riot Press, 2003] and represent an ongoing exploration of damage
to our larger cultural environment, and pay homage to historical memory.
The author has a strong interest in metempsychosis and the instinctual
processes of recollection and ancient memory. He would recommend a new
reading of the Hymn of St. Patrick as a primary illustration
of this process, a meeting of the pagan and Christian minds where one
is barely distinguishable from the other - for one pivotal moment in chronological
time. It is a strong poem by any measure. Poetry is an exercise of loss
and preservation. Certain aspects of my poetic output are a living testament
to these basic tenets.