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miracles of the BloG: A series Paperback – December 3, 2012
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About the Author
Carolyn Srygley-Moore was born in York, Pennsylvania. She graduated, with awards, from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Carolyn has been published by numerous reviews and anthologies. Most recently here work has appeared in Bone Orchard Poetry, Up the Staircase and Thus Spoke the Earth, a Haitian anthology. Carolyn is also a poet activist with Real Stories Gallery Foundation, www.real.stories.gallery.com. She has been nominated for the Pushcart and Best of the Web. Carolyn lives in Upstate New York with her husband and daughter.
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Case in point, the simplistic complexity of Carolyn’s poetic thoughts as illustrated on page 71 of her book, miracles of the BloG: A series.
Miracles of trembling
There is a whoosh when the umbilical is cut
An anti-noise whoosh as of a ghost loosed.
So I have been informed
by men in surgical masks with surgeon’s hands
hands that are not allowed to tremble.
I blame neither moon or sun but
dew on the grass in wind trembling.
What do we do but follow
nature’s intuitions? Whoosh another cord
is cut. Another ghost of the past released.
In the fog that swallows the grasses
there is truth. There is truth.
I choose not to watch the news today.
I will ride the tortoise back into the sun
squinting against the dark my hands, trembling.
Utterly genius ~Keith Alan Hamilton~
that may be the voice..
but not the works' specific reality.
rimbaud said I is the other. the pronoun is composite. it is suggestive of depth, manifold facets.
By turns stark and raw with emotion, lyrical and plain spoken, sacred and profane, confessional and mystical, Carolyn's poems evoke wonder, shock, pain, love with a passionate intensity that is rarely seen in poetry. Her style is hypnotic, full of richness and depth. Metaphorical and allusive, she never allows her word play to overshadow her style. She takes risks other poets would never consider, and thus her poems rise high above the monotonous mediocrity of the mass of workshop poems with which we are plagued in the 21st Century, written to please fellow students and instructors but unable to stand out. Carolyn Srygley-Moore writes for herself, seeking to please no one, and by doing so, she achieves that rarest of qualities - authenticity. She writes of the most mundane experiences with a mythic sensibility, elevating what in the hands of a lesser writer would be tiresome and tedious at best, to the heights of great literature. There are elements of surrealism in her work, but it is never employed for mere aesthetic reasons, but to advance the lyrical and narrative power of her poetry. She combines the best of Milosz and Plath, finely crafted, yet always edgy, poems that cannot help but grab the reader by the throat and take him or her on a journey through the daily travails of her life.
One is left dumbfounded and transfixed at the end of her poems. Awe may be the best word to describe how one feels: admiration mixed with dread, fear, veneration and astonishment. I highly recommend this collection as an introduction to her poetry.