Byline: Subterranean Blue Poetry
Title of Book: The Destructions
Author: Amish Trivedi
Publisher: above/ground press
Date of Publication: 2015
Page Count: 17
“pockets full of shells”
- from Bulls on Parade by Rage Against the Machine
The Destructions is the 5th Chapbook by Amish Trivedi, a Poet, Poetry Editor and Professor at Roger Williams University in America. He has earned degrees from the University of Georgia and Brown University. His poetry has been published in many journals, he writes Book Reviews and is a co-editor of the literary journal N/A.
A loud, stereographic offering in staccato rhythms, with the careful choosing and juxtapositions of a few words, like a bomb going off. Rooted in the sensuality of the physical union, the war economy North America, the sex in a box economy, the violence is presented as ended possibilities. Love/sex outside of covenant is war.
in a moment
of regeneration: thirty-seven minutes of waiting
in heat. Warnings of
and a manifestation
One set of
words for our
inside voice: letters spray- painted to
night is a dream
of violence coming."
Poet Trivedi uses medical images, the disembodied, a love affair as surgery, playing with images of death.
In "Four Destructions
level three coma and everything tired of
staying for anyone
other than anything
Also, the Poet plays with language and morphing words that are the titles of the vignette poems: Destructionette, Destructatron, Destructagedon, Destructocution, Destructionista, Destructitarium. I suspect anger at the violence of love life North America, that plays into word constructions and staccato poetry in the Beat tradition. A masculine view with the theme of the “sex as death” oeuvre that is a brilliant excursion in the heat of a Summer evening. The Destructions by Amish Trivedi.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Rebecca Anne Banks reviews Amish Trivedi's The Destructions (2015)
Rebecca Anne Banks was good enough to review Amish Trivedi's The Destructions (2015) over at Subterranean Blue Poetry. Thanks, Rebecca! See the original review here.