This month for Poetry 365 we’re highlighting the latest collection from experimental poetry pioneer Michael Palmer. Author of 21 volumes and winner of the 2006 Wallace Stevens Award, Palmer is often associated with Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, and the Language Poetry movement. In Thread, he presents 86 new poems structured in two parts and frequently linked in stunning suites that reintroduce the Master of Shadows from 2005’s acclaimed Company of Moths. Lyrical, visceral, and surreal, Thread offers wry meditations on mortality and war that feature “fresh images and experimental language that will haunt readers’ minds long after they’ve stopped reading.” So check out this excellent intro to the avant-garde, sample a poem below, and make sure to stop back next month for Poetry 365.
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