Author: John Tipton
Publisher: Flood Editions (2016)
In Paramnesia, John Tipton's gnomic phrases and stringent imagery sound the mysteries of syntax to uncover traces of what's been lost. Here the saturated myths of the ancient world traffic in the banality and derangement of international travel. This is a poetry of centaurs and blast furnaces, glossolalia and linguistics, rich with pattern and forms of its own making: "sound of the filtered song / teased notes that wind out wordless threads / lost even as we listen."