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Eschaton Paperback – January 15, 2009
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At all points, it is a matter of responsibility. "One tries pulling syllables clean, like freeing / old nails from plaster" he notes in "The Chronicle Poet. And later in the same poem: "Useless, useless! Nothing / impedes thought's passage more than an unuttered word, / one desperately cut short or untimely enough to have become stuck / where it makes only a shameful noise..." To avoid the stuck word, the unuttered word, Heller will take extraordinary risks. Often eschewing lyricism almost entirely (and here he remains true to his Objectivist heritage), he seeks instead "To find words as a kind of meeting place / even as they fly loose in unresisting air" ("From the Notes").Read more ›