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Goat Funeral Christopher Bakken

Goat Funeral

Christopher Bakken

Published October 1st 2006
ISBN : 9781931357388
Paperback
61 pages
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 About the Book 

When Virginia Woolf went to Greece in 1906, she felt that all lumps in the earth here are but so much dust heaped negligently over some well-ordered temple or statue beneath. Identical treasure is inherent in the heroic soil for ChristopherMoreWhen Virginia Woolf went to Greece in 1906, she felt that all lumps in the earth here are but so much dust heaped negligently over some well-ordered temple or statue beneath. Identical treasure is inherent in the heroic soil for Christopher Bakken- this poet is nurtured by lithic yield: Here I believe in stone, existence in the flesh . . . And with all the power of a burial that is yet a parturition, his book reads as a kind of tephromancy, a divination by ashes: Since the earth is god I am not dust but god. It is not questions of travel, or even the effects of an affinity these luminous poems afford, but a lasting procession. There is no after Greece, nothing subsequent: the dust and what is beneath it are present forever in the poets mouth. ¬óRichard Howard