Seeing Double

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Seeing Double

Tanka Pairs

Authored by Liam Wilkinson
Edition: 1

Liam Wilkinson's collection, Seeing Double: Tanka Pairs, marks a new and wonderful stage in the development of tanka poetry in English. By the device of pairing poems that complement, argue, clarify, obfuscate, explicate, and resonate with one another, a device which Wilkinson has truly mastered, the poet infuses radically brief poems with ambiguity, depth and potential that transmutes them into gorgeous and mysterious vehicles of sense and meaning. Wilkinson deftly utilizes the traditional tanka "rhetoric of omission," which I call "dreaming room," to erase the boundaries of his fascinating tanka and, thereby, to deeply engage readers at the level of their own experiential contexts. I love these poems more and more as I read and re-read them because they work powerfully on both intellectual and emotional planes. I recommend Liam Wilkinson's Seeing Double: Tanka Pairs whole-heartedly to all who love fine poetry.

- Denis M. Garrison, author of First Winter Rain.

Publication Date:
1530640601 / 9781530640607
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / General

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