By Paul Muldoon
Paul Muldoon's new publication, his 12th selection of poems, is wide-ranging in its material but is all over the place focused on watchfulness. Heedful, tough gained, head-turning, heartfelt, those poems try and convey scrutiny to endure on every little thing, together with scrutiny itself. 1000 issues worthy realizing confirms Nick Laird's review, within the manhattan evaluate of Books, that Paul Muldoon is 'the so much officially formidable and technically leading edge of contemporary poets, [who] writes poems like nobody else.'
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K. Like criticisms in the other arts, the principles of literary criticism hold the following duties: 1. To distinguish between pure and impure art. 2. To establish a value system as a standard of criticism. a. The value of pure consciousness: as a work of art makes the state of our consciousness approach more closely the extinction of its empirical ness, the work of art increases its value as pure art. It is a value in a negative mode. b. The value of impure art: as a work of art moves the state of our consciousness farther away from the extinction of its empiricalness, the work of art increases its value as impure art.
Even w h e n o n e does find t h e m , they t e n d t o lack gravity. I n o n e of R u p e r t Brooke's prewar p o e m s , we may find a trace of it, t h o u g h still n o t intentionally produced: Just now the lilac is in bloom, All before my little room; And in my flower-beds, I think, Smile the carnation and the pink And down the borders, well I know, The poppy and the pansy blow . . Oh! there the chestnuts, summer through, Beside the river make for you A tunnel of green gloom, and sleep Deeply above; and green and deep The stream mysterious glides beneath, Green as a dream and deep as death.
Naturally, reality becomes unexciting by force of habit. It is as boring as dust. Poetry must continually refresh this boring reality. This is the task of poetry. Without this refreshment, the human spirit would never be able to accept reality. Poetry must also acknowledge truth. But poetry is what transforms this truth by the power of imagination and then absorbs it into the spirit. Poetry, therefore, is a method of cognition. By changing reality into unreality, truth into untruth, poetry is what absorbs reality and truth into the spirit.