(PDF/EBOOK) [Averno Poems] BY Louise Glück


His is what I hate about poetryHa Well I m doneNo really Averno started with significant promise using an stablished mythos to analogize human growth and with significant promise using an Out of My Mind established mythos to analogize human growth and confrontation with death in anvolved secular society She does well with the Persephone poems reminds me of a poem by Wendy Barker in that her poetry tells a somewhat coherent story that transports the reader to the place and allows the reader to become motionally invested Lines like It is snowing on Earth the cold wind says Persephone is having sex in hell are both concrete and poetic unfortunately Gl ck s other poems fall apart without this kind of cohesionThis is where the hate comes in repetition of unnecessary words clich imageryphrasing vague sentences without referentials or referring to abstract concepts long poems that do not possess sufficient stamina to keep the title working throughout the piece and didactic hogwash Prism is a great xample of all of these facets while the idea of breaking a subject into its component parts is an interesting goal for a poem Gl ck loses sight of the original image that she is breaking up invades the space upon the page with deep read clich and pompous gems like here is the kitchen here the darkened study Meaning I am master here rambles on for ight pages and nebulizes concrete images into meaningless word constructions as with An implied path like a map without a crossroads Think about that for a second and tell me if it makes any kind of rational sense without a crossroads Think about that for a second and tell me if it makes any kind of rational sense like Archaic Fragment and the title poem of Averno attempt a kind of density one might see in short form poetry like Japanese pieces but the phrases she nds up with are laughable It was a beautiful day though cold Really You were going for compact space and that s what you chose But the worst part I think is the pathetic didactic You die when your spirit dies Otherwise you live Wow Brilliant MovingA Pulitzer Prize winner Okay A descent into the underworld or into winter which are the same things following a girl a goddess or a dead soul which are the same thingsor not at all the same things but different things Gilliamesque existing as they do in the best poetry on overlapping planes ofxistence One of those collections that make you realise once you finish that you have been holding your breathExhale Averno is as bracing and clean and as perfect as the stark scherzos of winter I robot dellalba evoked by Louise Gl ck The poetxplores with moments of splintering incision the myths of Persephone the difficulty of reconciling the dying body to an arth that itself seems at once death bound headed for winter yet renewable headed for summer and the strange regions that the soul fitfully inhabits summer and the strange regions that the soul fitfully inhabits a world devoid of comfort or faith weren t we necessary to the arthThis redoubtable collection gives and re gives with successive readings not unlike the gift of love that Gl ck describes as The gift of the selfthat is without limit Without limit though it recurs Let me begin Let me say that I do not know poetry I cannot separa. Assageway that invites traffic between worlds while at the same time resisting their reconciliation Averno is an xtended lamentation its long restless poems no less spellbinding for being without conventional resoltution or consolation. .


Saying this is my favourite poetry book is no xaggeration The spirit of psychoanalysis seems to hover over these poems They Come Into Focus Most come into focus most they touch the world of nature and myth On many occasions they remind the reader of HD xcept that they fly in a Very Different Direction HD Believed different direction HD believed secret patterns behind life and words Gluck s world is sparse on many occasions mpty Death is death There it is Accept it Real vents uake with the allegorical but only just and whereas HD approached myth with sacred revery Gluck approaches the myth of Persephone With Humour Avernus Was Marked By Silence humour Avernus was marked by silence this is a key component in the method of this book lines fall silent and music fades As Gluck xplains in October she is not much interested in Beauty but she knows something about candour These are poems of snow of candour s whiteness of The Dreaming Jewels existence s frank and chilly light I preface this by saying I am a huge fan of Louise Gluck s poetry she d have to fall a long way for me to not consider her breathtaking amazing articulately intense a creative flame Averno is noxception to her previous work I have readAverno again 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea elegantmotive writing that freuently looks sparse upon the page and yet is dense with meaning possibility passionI was taken by her Persephone poems in particular A Myth of Devotion p 58He Hades wants to say I love you nothing can hurt youbut he thinksthis is a lie so he says in the Greystone Tavern endyou re dead nothing can hurt youwhich seems to hima promising beginning trueIf you are looking for sweetness and light Gluck is not the girl for you but if you have a fondness fordges and darkness and things that make a heart ache her poetry is a definite must Louise Gluck Averno Farrar Straus and Giroux 2006I ve never been The Time Machine entirely sure what to think of the work of Louise Gluck Averno however has certainly tipped the balance into the dislike bucket When she is good she is very very good when she is bad however you get stuff like this You girls my mother said should marrysomeone like your father That was one remark Another was There is no one like your father Prism As pithy as the wisdom may be the poetry isntirely absent I d The Voyeurs expect this sort of thing in a run of the mill memoir not in a volume from a Pulitzer Prize winner On the other hand as I said when she s goodtc Given a strong image and a slight difference in the way she works with repetition she can craft some really great stuff You get on a train you disappearYou write your name on the window you disappearThere are places like this Cordelias Honor (Vorkosigan Omnibus, everywhereplaces younter as a young girlfrom which you never return Averno I ve added and subtracted a star from my rating of this book at least twenty times as I ve mulled over how to review it usually depending on which poem I happen to be contemplating at the time While it s obviously a must for Gluck fans those who are knew to her work should probably start somewhere The Man-Kzin Wars else the Pulitzer winning The Wild Iris or her best IMO book The House on Marshland Averno is a small crater lake in southern Italy regarded by the ancient Romans as thentrance to the underworld That place gives its name to Louise Glck's tenth collection in a landscape turned irretrievably to winter it is a gate or Te the good from the Bad With Any Real Authority with any real authority I do like and do admire is based Number the Stars entirely on impression and appreciation surprise I like poetry though And it comes to be as something I feel I must read it comes in waves of desire and ignorance So when I talk about this collection of poetry I cannot pretend that I have much to say which is deserving of your attentionLouise Gluck is one of those names in American poetry that is said mostly with admiration She is the author of a great many collections the winner of a great many prizes This collection nearly received one of the major ones but lost out to another poet I have read that other book but having read this collection I can only suggest that the decision to award somebodylse was the right decisionGluck is an aggressive poet as far as I can tell She writes in staccato phrases that are
dark and xacting 
and xacting words and phrases bring to mind t PrismLouise Gluck1Who can say what the world is The worldis in flux thereforeunreadable the winds shiftingthe great plates invisibly shifting and changing 2Dirt Fragmentsof blistered rock On whichthe The Night Stalker (Robert Hunter, exposed heart constructsa house memory the gardensmanageable small in scale the bedsdamp at the sea sdge 3As one takes inan nemy through these windowsone takes inthe worldhere is the kitchen here the darkened studyMeaning I am master here4When you fall in love my sister s That Gluck voice Keep trying to understand why it has such a vulnerable authority like someone wielding a dagger then using it to offer you a piece of fruit A voice poised between challenge and cowering distance and closeness indifference and intimacy In Prism it s the daughters assignment to fall in love an improper vaccination leads to passion desire and the search for love the lover is the stranger in the shock of the first dawn There s a lot of attempt at dichotomy of breaking mother There s a lot of attempt at dichotomy of breaking mother and daughter into superego id and go of the soul and the body of good and bad death and life But Gluck often undermines these dichotomies or at least subverts them in Crater Lake it is ironically the body and not death that might have betrayed us by making us fear love The title of the collection Averno as well as this particular poem Crater Lake suggests we are on the cusp of things the liminal space of the Deaths End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, entranceway to the underworld And for a book based on the myth of Persephone and thus on thearth and the underworld there is so much mention of sky This seems a subversion as well This disorientation feels somehow purposeful as though we like Persephone despite Zeus promise to allow her to forget her passage half remember the place between Stanley Kubrick, Director extremes To uote from Prism again Then the rain againrasing footprints in the damp Forbidden Planet earth An implied path like a map without a crossroadsIn addition to Prism the first Persephone The Wanderer struck a deep chord These brutal linesspecially the tale of Persephone which should be read as an argument between the mother and the lover the daughter is just mea. No less ravishing for being savage grief stricken What Averno provides is not a map to a point of arrival or departure but a diagram of where we are the harrowing nduring present Averno is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Poetr. ,

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