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Michelangelo's Seizure (National Poetry Series) Paperback – April 6, 2007


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"Steve Gehrke has delivered up a masterpiece of masterpieces, a book made up entirely of ekphrastic poems which is altogether unsettling, unfamiliar, uncanny, powerful. The secret of Gehrke's method is the force of his gaze, which within the dramatic illusion of such poetry is a stand-in for the mind; in these poems artworks melt under the pressure of the writer's consciousness of them, and products are re-rendered as pure process."
--T. R. Hummer, author of The Infinity Sessions



"The poet manages to create a kind of double-imaging that oscillates between painters and subjects, between lives and painting. . . . Gehrke contributes a verbal resonance, in effect an interior voice . . . to all these reverberating images."--Parnassus

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with the witchcraft hushed inside his veins,
onto the flayed skin of St. Bartholomew, crumpled, fierce,
with two dead bugs crushed into the paint, like that bit of
terror, he would think, sealed inside of everything He makes.
--From the title poem Michelangelo's Seizure
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Product Details

  • Series: National Poetry Series
  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press (April 6, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252074203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252074202
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,466,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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