Madonna Anno Domini: Poems

Madonna Anno Domini: Poems

Joshua Clover / Nov 18, 2019

Madonna Anno Domini Poems In his first collection Joshua Clover presents a harrowing poetic manifesto for the coming century Clover fuses formal control a solid grounding in poetic tradition his allusions range from Shakespe

  • Title: Madonna Anno Domini: Poems
  • Author: Joshua Clover
  • ISBN: 9780807121481
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his first collection, Joshua Clover presents a harrowing poetic manifesto for the coming century Clover fuses formal control, a solid grounding in poetic tradition his allusions range from Shakespeare to Dickinson to John Cale , and sheer visionary exhilaration into a technical, moral, aesthetic, and imaginative lexicon that irradiates each page.The eerie cyberglow ofIn his first collection, Joshua Clover presents a harrowing poetic manifesto for the coming century Clover fuses formal control, a solid grounding in poetic tradition his allusions range from Shakespeare to Dickinson to John Cale , and sheer visionary exhilaration into a technical, moral, aesthetic, and imaginative lexicon that irradiates each page.The eerie cyberglow of Clover s lines illuminates a pageant of blurred and fragmented desolation the Bomb, death camps, the Persian Gulf War, the beating of Rodney King, the whole numbing litany of modern horrors Clover is a master of poetic shorthand, of the stark, unnerving image as immediate as yellow tape at a crime scene.Madonna anno domini is a sacrament for the twilight of the atomic age, a hellish Interzone with God in abeyance where dazed speakers search through the vertigo of negation for love and belief And here in this utterly convincing vision of a world whose center has long since lost its hold, we see the life on whose brink we, at the end of the millennium, find ourselves poised.

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    937 Comments

    1. Some poems are too "learned" for their own good and sometimes Clover winks one too many times at the reader and this gets in the way of some poems actually doing what they want to do. Clover tones this down to tremendous effect in The Totality for Kids and its the dissonance of not knowing whether or not to take things at face value which makes that collection dangerous. AND, I'm not bothered by all the Walter Benjamin references (hey we all got to give him a shot) but there are places where I'm [...]


    2. imbricate, heliotrope, mantic, corniced, veldt, foolscap, cacao, topiary, ichor, mendicant, seine, doyenne, suzerains, appurtenances, scarab, railment, loggia, dauphin, festoon, and my-personal-favorite: infundibuliform


    3. For me, this collection started out gripping and got a bit coy by the end. Clover's use of rhyme is absolutely solid throughout, though.


    4. Oh back in the day when I read this book. I was a young lass.What did I learn from reading this? You can't please all the people all the time.


    5. Joshua Clover's first collection of published works is his most widely celebrated, having won the 1996 Walt Whitman Award. Having read his second collection of poetry first, I found the early voice of Clover to be more serious in its addressing of current events. Themes of war are prevalent throughout the collection, references to bombs and items of war craft appear in many of the poems, weaving in and out of stories of lovers and integrated into scenes of daily American life. I found it interes [...]


    6. Some of his poems are excellent: inventive, profound, surreal, imaginative. I wish I had the book handy so I could quote him and have a little of his unique magic to spread around.Problem is, I couldn't shake the feeling that he was getting off a little too much on the "hey, look at me! I'm so POSTMODERN! I'm a badass wiseguy DECONSTRUCTIONIST!!!!" kinda thing. Leaves me cold, frustrated, and less apt to want to finish his more opaque, incomprehensible stuff.Unfortunately, for me, that was about [...]


    7. I wanted to draw pictures above the text that was at the bottom of the page; I wanted to participate. I was reading a copy a friend lent me, so no. That's why I only gave it 4/5 stars.




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