Illuminations

Illuminations : A Poem

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Illuminations is a visionary poem in a hundred sections which levitates the reader from the blindness of modern avarice to the scintillating light of an imagined paradiso. Taking inspiration and luminous cues from Ezekiel, Dante, Blake, Rimbaud, Pound, Celan and Hill, Mark Wilson creates a disarmingly new liturgy which seethes with humorous paradox, semantic invention and startling curiosity. Illuminations is certainly a 21st Century antidote to those destructive twin-forces of global capitalism and religious fundamentalism. It is also a timely canticle for future linguistic contemplation, allowing the mind to envision both the luminosity and wellbeing of the individual quester hoping to live within a far more light receptive community. "(Wilson's) books mark a new kind of redemptive excitation not seen in British poetry for a long time" Andrew O'Donnellshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 8mm | 172g
  • Leaky Boot Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1909849383
  • 9781909849389

About Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson has previously published three poetry collections: Quartet For the End of Time (Editions du Zaporogue, 2011), Passio (Editions du Zaporogue, 2013) and The Angel of History (Leaky Boot Press, 2013). His poems and articles have appeared in The Black Herald, The Shop, 3: AM Magazine, The Fiend, Epignosis Quarterly, International Times and Le Zaporogueshow more