Death Drive Through Gaia Paris

Charles Noble

Series: (Open Spaces Series, 4) | Author: Charles Noble | ISBN: 1552382265 : 9781552382264 | Format: Paperback | Size: 115 x 180mm | Pages: 68 | Weight: .078 Kg. | Published: University of Calgary Press – January 2007 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Works by individual poets: from c1900-

Each of the poems in Noble’s latest collection

is seventeen syllables, a kind of haiku. Nobel explains that these “short hairs,” or pseudo haikus, are not in fact traditional haikus. Rather he prefers to call them logopoeic haikus, even though this is a contradiction in terms. Logopoeia, of course, being Ezra Pound’s term and of the three possible dominances (the other two of the standard ménage à trois being phanoand melopoeia) he claimed logopoeia to be the riskiest— a tending to philosophy and a leaving of poetry.