Grey-Dark Poems for Young Intellectuals
By J. Celan Smith
Published: February 18, 2012.
Inspired by language poetry and the work of Merwin, Bonnefoy, Celan and others, these poems explore the dark beauty of silence, emptiness, difference, solitude, estrangement, evolution, loss, love and time. They are radical acts of interiorization that push the limits of language into mystery and sublimity. The poems attempt some sort of reconciliation within fragmentation and modern loss.