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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Review of Exhibit of Forking Paths by James Grinwis

Artistic forces channel through James Grinwis's poems in a very unusual way. His book juxtaposes eighteen lined, near conventional poems with twenty-nine prose poems, each one a meditation on an electronic mechanism and the symbol of that mechanism. Both types of poems are heavy on imagery (sometimes surreal). The symbols are simplified but effective pictures of the electronics named, much like Chinese ideograms. Ezra Pound's imagist theories and Ernest Fenollosa's studies come to mind...

For more of my review of Exhibit of Forking Paths go here:   http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2011/12/exhibit-of-forking-paths-by-james.html

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