Precisely observed nature poems that jibe with McClure’s pastoral haiku intentions.

The New York Times Book Review

Available September 1, 1999

Rain Mirror

Poetry by Michael McClure

Rain Mirror,” writes Michael McClure, “stands as my most bare and forthright book. It contains two long poems, ’Haiku Edge’ and ’Crisis Blossom,’ which are quite disparate from one another.” Together, the poems complement each other as do light and dark. “Haiku Edge” is a poem of linked haiku, often humorous, sometimes harsh, and always elegant. “Crisis Blossom,” in contrast, is a long poem in three parts that records the author’s “state of psyche, capillaries, muscles, fears, boldnesses, and hungers down where they exist without management,” and the months of shock and recovery during a psychophysical meltdown.

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Paperback (published September 1, 1999)

ISBN
9780811214261
Price US
13.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
112

Michael McClure

Contemporary American Poet, Playwright, Novelist

Precisely observed nature poems that jibe with McClure’s pastoral haiku intentions.

The New York Times Book Review