Monday, January 26, 2009

A New Octopus

Octopus Magazine #11 We are proud to announce that the new issue of Octopus Magazine is now available. http://www.octopusmagazine.com

Including a review of my book Pilot
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If you are unfamiliar with the work of Johannes Göransson, whose first book A New Quarantine Will Take My Place (Apostrophe Books, 2007) shot up the poetry scene like a drive-by paintballing, Pilot: Johann the Carousel Horse will still have you as an active passenger in its expedition. On the other hand, if you are familiar with Göransson’s work—even better—for you will feel as though you are piloted from the land of A New Quarantine Will Take My Place to the island it may just have wanted to be on all along. Here we must note that Pilot can and does stand quite significantly on its own, but also further rewards a reader for coming from the pages of Göransson’s previous poems to existence within a grander, be it more stripped and danger-diving artifice. And these poems do dive; they even look dangerous on the page, moving in short staccato lines that pull off both brusqueness and concinnity: they are thin, they are fast, they are piloted.

4 Comments:

Blogger Amish Trivedi said...

"Goransson is no stranger to the world in which language keeps a bullet in its gun."

Amen.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Andrew Lundwall said...

congrats on the review!

i'd recently just finished reading pilot and thought that it was just fabulous. . .

1:08 PM  
Blogger Johannes said...

Thanks guys.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

excellent review--unusually lively and well-written

2:55 PM  

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