Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Contemplation is Mourning: Tim Lilburn

Contemplation is Mourning: Tim Lilburn

“Wilderness can be enacted in language, but as it is enacted, language begins to seem less and less like language…[1]” Tim Lilburn is a contemplative poet, a deep reader and thinker, a poet in the tradition of “you give your life” to the project. In his attempt to come to terms with the land that would occupy him over the course of a decade and three books he dug a 7 x 7 foot space in the ground and covered it with thin roof and bales of hay. He went under and lay, listening..."

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