viduity


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viduity

(vɪˈdjuːɪtɪ)
n
formal widowhood
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At once elegant and intense, cascading and smoothly cadenced, discreet and visceral, aesthetically sensitive and beyond aesthetic illusion, Gerard Titus-Carmel's poetic suites--for each section is composed, establishes a microaesthetic tussling with a macropoetics--can leap beyond their own form to deem themselves mere "spittings," antichoking devices, "shameful" openings of language's floodgates--but, then, these characterizations are but metaphors, images, not being itself but the desperate signs of an etre-comme (Deguy) that seems to provide no more than a hollow, bitter achievement over raw, abrasive, exhausting viduity.
Questions of being, nonbeing, and meaning swirl about in thickly metaphorical allegories that interweave the teeming yet serenely articulated elements of a complex, "knotted" thematics of love and cosmic violence, divineness and viduity, birth and death, desire and "desert.