Author: Aaron Anstett
Print Length: 87
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
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The poems in Aaron Anstett’s MOREOVER, by turns laconic and garrulous, hard-boiled and tender, magnify gaps and unreliabilities in the surface of things through which the depths of an underlying desolation, a nameless existential care, and the mystery of love may be glimpsed, they make a swaying bridge over the abyss of loss. Number among my umpteen flaws detached glibness, he writes, Who would disagree that little’s glitchless? What he calls his glibness, transmitted with a compressed but graceful musicality, often attains an unsentimental lyricism all the more touching for its reticence. His audacious imagination and relentless intelligence give rise to a richly ironic humor that is often valedictory, somber, even grim, but never without profound affection and attention.