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Monthly Archives: May 2018
“Carlos Lara’s The Green Record erupts from prior time into the future. The spell of the language is cast by density, not unlike a blizzard of kelp magically seeded by an oneiric diver.”
— Will Alexander
Redefining and invigorating Surrealism for our current milieu, Carlos Lara’s book length poem explores the way in which language is always a kind of misprision, paradoxically ineffable and overdetermined, impenetrable yet luminous:
“I drag myself with amnesia through Dutch pastures
Compelling hunger and suffocation to swordfight with crystals
I am as alive as a mountain doused with goodness
a malady of owls in a Roman pantheon spraying angelic urine
an animal may find itself at the wrong end of the godspear or Oscar Wilde
translated into Farsi like an axiomatic snake the opposite sides of the mirror burn in the head”
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