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The Drift

The Net

Some Notes

Comments on Syzygy
This is an astonishing book - a pair of poems, The Drift and The Net, with the latter being constructed from lines in the former, the whole thing a compositional tour-de-force. The author compares the structure to a canon by Machaut, but also explains the form as being an adaptation of the mediaeval cancrizans. Formally extraordinary, it is even more extraordinary that the whole thing works. (Anthony Frazer, Shearsman #36)

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