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A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics

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  • Title: A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics
  • Author: C.A.Conrad
  • ISBN: 9781933517599
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. Alice Notley was not married to Ted Hughes stop talking like that around me what I really want is to scatter my own ashes We can become poetry and CAConrad offers procedures to wear poems as skin Much of the book expands beyond the poems into descriptions of exercises that generated the poems, such as cooking and eating a Jim Brody poem or rubbing dirt from outside Emily Dickinson s house all over your body The poems, socially activated and wisely enraged, constantly find joy in language and fri [...]


  2. i have finished reading this book but i don t want to take it off my currently reading shelf it s one of those books that when you finish, it s still not finished with you than any other book i ve read, it is about process it contains photocopies of CAConrad s notes, the germs of exercises he poses for finding new ways into poetry the base matter has always been there, but Conrad draws new maps to access them he shows us what the poetry landscape looked like when he was there but that doesn t m [...]


  3. DO NOT HESITATE to write the most brutal things that come to mind, HESITATE at nothing for that matter I m tired of poetry not saving the world Me too I love this book.


  4. As a natural contrarian to general consensus, I should probably slam this book But fuck no It s a thunderclap that lives up to the exceptional treatment WAVE has given it and which announces CA as someone we need to listen to in ways that his previous two books just couldn t.Reading and evaluating this book just by the lineated poems is an insanity as the book puts forward so many times in the poems themselves, the exercise descriptions and larger, generous syntax of the book itself the idea tha [...]


  5. Bless the book designer for publishing this with vanilla bean covers and big, porous tracts of pages this book is built to collect stains For a compilation of somatic challenges meant excise concerns of respectability from a writing practice how we engage the muscle that bends language yes it only seems right for the body of this text to show scars and fluids, too I have to shout while reading CA Conrad or else I m wasting my time When I read CA Conrad, I feel a little less afraid of the caps lo [...]



  6. This book is like seeing inside of Conrad s poetry, the guts, the inner workings, the immense luxury of being told where a poem began, how exactly its seed was birthed into lines, and then fast forwarding to the fully realized version, the poem proper If poetics had a womb with a translucent facade, and we could look in uninhibited, it would be this book.




  7. My religion is Poetry, not a religion of kindness and love but one of absolute permission If Poetry doesn t strip me naked in front of my enemies then nothing will.


  8. I was drawn to CA Conrad after watching them speak on YouTube and into this cantankerous activist mom persona that s going on This book gave me a chance to engage with it properly and was a bit too much of an immersion I mean that in ways than in being reluctant to rub a banana all over my body in order to make a poem Another friend of mine said they had to stop reading because CA s voice started echoing in their head after a while screaming MOTHER FED YOU or whatever it might be.At first I was [...]


  9. the book s composed of three parts 1 the soma tic exercises that Conrad uses to generate the 2 poetry and 3 errata that s scattered throughout interviews, reproductions of notebook pages, etc e poetry is imho not terribly interesting and, by itself, does little to vouch for the exercises, which are much livelier, not that I would, personally, sit in my apartment naked and stare at a weeks worth of trash for hours to write a poem given the powerful autobiographical material the murder of Conrad s [...]


  10. I went to the very Real bank with A gun for the Fiction of Money A beautiful poem should Help you rob a bank that s its job CAConrad must truly be experienced to be believed.



  11. I am awake and dreaming, once again Today, I was able to look in the mirror and said, Hey There you are CA Conrad is a magician, making ugliness beautiful, and the mundane, insane.



  12. I picked up this book because the idea of which sounded experimental and interesting to me CAConrad against Descartes included a number of somatic experiences to inspire himself, hence the collection of soma tic poems in this beautifully bound and designed book published by Wave I will leave other interested readers to find out how each experiment has engaged the poet What I would like to point out is that, and perhaps the fun part of this book, it is sometimes to hard to judge whether the poet [...]


  13. I had the fun opportunity of contributing to an interview with CAConrad about this book, which isn t out yet the, uh, interview I mean , but still gave me a good opportunity to read it closely on a very busy weekend There s a lot to consider here about this book AS a book qua book, and there are a lot of ways in which it s a lot brasher and louder about itself in that regard than most contemporary poetry see for example the interview in the back or the appendix of reviews Conrad has done But all [...]


  14. The poetry itself is OK not as strong as The Book of Frank but the writing exercises are ridiculous and they trivialize poetry I.e Tie a white helium balloon with a red string around your penis If you don t have a penis, stick a dildo in your vagina and tie the balloon to it Walk around the room, taking notes on your thoughts Take lots of notes Or the ritual in which he doesn t bathe for three days, then rubs his body in dirt taken from Emily Dickinson s home , and walks around town taking lots [...]


  15. 4 and one half stars for the ideas behind and explanation of the somatic exercises 3 and a half stars for the poems themselves Too scattered and strewn about but some fantastic one liners and interesting and unexpected line break moments Four and a half stars for the typography and layout CA Conrad is charismatic and has piqued my interest, despite still not believing in crystals etc I don t like war either though


  16. This was an alight read It was so so There were some particular lines that stood out to me but overall, I did not like the style of the poetry I view this sort of poetry to be performed rather than read CA Conrad will make an appearance at a reading at my campus, and he s also visiting one of my classes we ll see if my opinion of him changes tomorrow.


  17. There were points where I felt torn between the poem and its exercise, and often finding the directive the intriguing part of the pair BUT, CA CONRAD, you are queer and political and alive and to see that recognized in an embodied form is something much to be desired and should occur often in such nascent ways.


  18. I love everything this somatic genius comes out with, and though I think of a crystal as just a shiny rock, perhaps there s something to be said for the embrace of weirdness and magic that permeates this how to for aspiring know it somes Should be non required reading for students of the Advanced Elvis Course, the civics refresher we didn t even know we needed.


  19. I want wrap myself in this book and never leave.Some of the somatic engagements ask too much never tell a woman to insert anything inside herself for the sake of art, just saying but the outcomes of these engagements areorious Poems that FEEL Poems that LIVE Bodies as poetry Yes So much yes.


  20. This book is beautifully nuts a manual for creativity at its heart but not for everyone Can you step outside the room of your skin Go for it.




  21. great as to be expected from C.A Conrad Generative and like all great work closes the gap between art and life.Conrad s The Book of Frank is still my favourite though.




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