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In Defence of Pound’s Propertius – Mark Wilson

Although Ezra Pound’s Homage to Sextus Propertius was written in 1917 it would not appear in print until the publication of his Quia Pauper Amavi in 1919 where it elicited, in the main, negative reviews and controversy. Classical scholars scornfully … Continue reading

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These High Contingencies – Mark Wilson’s ‘Passio’ and ‘The Angel of History’

Mark Wilson has been very busy. In the same number of years three collections of poetry have appeared (details of which can be found below this review) the most recent two; Passio and The Angel of History are the subject of … Continue reading

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Visionary Passion; Notes on Andrei Tarkovsky and Geoff Dyer — Mark Wilson

Zona — Geoff Dyer (2012) Sculpting in Time — Andrei Tarkovsky (1986) As we approach the middle of the second decade of this millenium(and the second century in the history of film) it is abundantly clear to this writer that … Continue reading

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The Shaman of Subversion: Jerome Rothenberg’s Radical Deconstructions – Mark Wilson

Triptych (Poland/1931, Khurbn, The Burning Babe) 2007 There is much to celebrate in this recent collage-compendium of Jerome Rothenberg’s multi-various ‘Jewish’/’Poland’ poems. Triptych brings together perhaps his finest two works: the radically irreverent Poland/1931 and the brilliant holocaust memorial Khurbn. … Continue reading

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Envisioning the Velvet Underground – Mark Wilson on Jeremy Reed’s ‘Black Russian’

Black Russian – Out-Takes from the Airmen’s Club 1978-79 Jeremy Reed (Waterloo Press, 2010) The poet Jeremy Reed is something of an anomaly. On the one hand he has deliberately fostered his own populist cult-of-personality by being an inimitable performing-artist … Continue reading

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The Alchemy of Love – Guido Cavalcanti; Then and Now

Complete Poems – Guido Cavalcanti translated by Anthony Mortimer, OneWorld Classics, 2010. Cavalcanti Poems (1912) in Translations of Ezra Pound, Faber, 1953, 1984. Guido Cavalcanti should be a household name in the canon of world poetry. He was Dante’s ‘first … Continue reading

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