Chinoiserie (review)

Chinoiserie (review) Another poem in this spirit is ``The Oasis Bar'': ``Leaden light and smoke choke the lounge / in gloomy blue-green hue . . . Old jokes have no punch . . . Most folks are extensions of their chairs.'' Intermittently Sanders forges an epigram or resorts to a judgment so piercing it stops us in our tracks: ``The World is a dance hall and saloon, / a dark place you come to, alone'' (``The World''). And, in a lighter vein: ``In the beginning was the yawn'' (``The Yawn''). Or in ``Assets, 1987'' some lines almost as unforgettable: ``Not enough else to bother claiming, / except this beat-up typewriter / beating up a skinny kid I call a poem.'' Despite the consistencies or contradictions in any book every book breaks down ultimately into a happy haphazard miscellany. Just now I open to ``Prayer after Sex'' and revel in its beautiful closing lines: Dear Thunder, feed us with music such as this. Delight our bodies again and again with nerve-lightning, and provide us with the calming bed where love is built brick to brick, stone to stone, heartbeat to heartbeat. Let the storms, the ruinous, ravening storms, wreak havoc, far, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Prairie Schooner University of Nebraska Press

Chinoiserie (review)

Prairie Schooner, Volume 86 (3) – Oct 4, 2012

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Another poem in this spirit is ``The Oasis Bar'': ``Leaden light and smoke choke the lounge / in gloomy blue-green hue . . . Old jokes have no punch . . . Most folks are extensions of their chairs.'' Intermittently Sanders forges an epigram or resorts to a judgment so piercing it stops us in our tracks: ``The World is a dance hall and saloon, / a dark place you come to, alone'' (``The World''). And, in a lighter vein: ``In the beginning was the yawn'' (``The Yawn''). Or in ``Assets, 1987'' some lines almost as unforgettable: ``Not enough else to bother claiming, / except this beat-up typewriter / beating up a skinny kid I call a poem.'' Despite the consistencies or contradictions in any book every book breaks down ultimately into a happy haphazard miscellany. Just now I open to ``Prayer after Sex'' and revel in its beautiful closing lines: Dear Thunder, feed us with music such as this. Delight our bodies again and again with nerve-lightning, and provide us with the calming bed where love is built brick to brick, stone to stone, heartbeat to heartbeat. Let the storms, the ruinous, ravening storms, wreak havoc, far,

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Published: Oct 4, 2012

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