Book: Holy Sonnets to Orpheus and Other Poems

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Issue Date
June 2018
Authors
Hadbawnik, David
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Poetry. "There is no quick contact line between the sacred and profane, nor are the delicate threads of those outlooks frayed in David Hadbawnik's poetic palimpsests, HOLY SONNETS TO ORPHEUS AND OTHER POEMS. The vocalic outreach to antiquity, a lyric channeling of the English Renaissance, and the exuberant undertones of Romance are performed in masquerades of contemporary utterances of the now. 'And what am I?' asks the Orphic figure. 'An ordinary nothing?' Personhood escapes to underworld self-erosion, and poetry returns in the levity of song's enduring, transforming play. It is a history of the making of soulful artifice."—Dale Smith
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