Telemachiad by Michael Scharf

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The debate that engages us most today is how to let poetry and emotion co-exist, and even more so, actively to fructify the other. And some of us go to greater lengths than the rest to make sure this occurs. And no one goes as far as Michael Scharf, who in the nightmare of war trips across the fragmented ferment that is common project today. The truth is Ihave loved a lot of his writing from the moment it first came into the world to engage, to defy, to fight back. Even my sense, at "Lilies in Beds," that I'm reading some kind of accursed travel or diary-based poem, inflates my desire. To be more like him. In response to this first collection I give him "what is known as the 'queen's salute'"— Kevin Killian.

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Published July 17, 2006 by sugarhigh!. 64 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Edgy, and inventive, PW reviews editor Scharf's poetry has been gaining attention in avant-garde circles for almost a decade, even though this is his first full-length book (Vérité , a collection of more recent poems, was published online by

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