An Andrew Crozier Reader by Andrew Crozier

By Andrew Crozier

Reintroducing the poetry and prose of a striking poet, editor, and critic, it is a entire collection of Andrew Crozier’s paintings. A definitive anthology, it bargains perception into Crozier’s impacts and praises him for championing writing excluded from the prevalent canon, and for assisting to create an area for brand spanking new voices inside of English poetry. Meticulous in its recognition to language and exhilarating in its inventiveness and strength, Crozier’s poetry is certain to enthrall. Biographical and demanding notes and an in depth bibliography entire this landmark variation that represents one of many crucial figures in modern British poetry.

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Snowing and the grass is dark green, the forsythia effulgently yellow. February and the Southern Cross beams its needle radiance into the night sky. What is clear is astral and floral, mercurial and fleeting, wisdom carnal and hallowed. Human beings doing these silly perfectly silly physical things, dying unto ourselves and to no one, then undying, rehearsing, defying seriousness, rehearsing. Page 36 Two Friends of Mine I wonder if a profound love lost, is not like the hard rain that scours these low rocky hills, a tenacious battering that boycotts the heart against its healing.

How sleep knowing the very ones each says sweet dreams to are even now condemned? Can they brush aside the Great Conflagration when they make love, or do flames swirl through a mind as the body dissolves in that sweet vacancy? Dandelion fluffs from the orchard drifted between us, impatiens at our feet. I was lost in disbelief, apostate; they in myth, believers. the meager 144,000? Debased of meaning with each retelling, had even this tale lost its bite the way the news nibbles at our sensitivity until each horror leaves us hollow?

I see a tiny woman under a blooming horse chestnut. She sits deep Page 15 in green Adirondack chair and someone, probably a son-in-law, arrives and helps her stand. Then she walks back to the clapboard farmhouse. Kindly and sweet, Granny Smith makes us think of an America that no longer exists. Golden and Red Delicious are pleasingly shaped, bulging at stem end and tapering down to a five-pointed pucker at blossom end. The orange-red Sheepnose is longer than the Delicious and shaped as its name suggests.

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