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A longwork, in six sections, with each section varying in style and content but consistent in approach. It reads half as spontaneous analysis, half as poetry, the final section in "couplets". A mind dance of sorts, references that imply a center that defies ordinary description. "the object, ivory and stellar where/ punch far out farm, got challenge/ whose portion? inflates concept..." is a typical example of a very atypical approach. Ganick's use of language looks like reading sounds in the mind, the way the mind "hears" the text and unwinds the fragments for meaning. By taking the "reading" this additional step he calls the organizing principal, the means by which we understand, into question--and then dances amid the confusion. Taking chances is the code of this work, shattering our illusions as we "listen".--Jake Berry

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #4,
Copyright Burning Press 1994, 1995.

Contact the editor, luigi-bob drake, at Burning Press