Monday, April 02, 2012

The Gestaltbunker

Paul A. Green:
The Gestaltbunker: Selected Poems 1965-2010

The Gestaltbunker encapsulates the diversity of Paul A. Green's output during his long subterranean career. His engagement with nuclear apocalypse, global melt-down and the excesses of media landscaping is modulated through surreal inscapes and an intensifying torsion of language. He moves from mid-life grubbings in the basement of a psyche to marital praise-songs and celebrations. Yet the riddles of time and consciousness continue to pre-occupy him, whether encountered through magick, music or the mysteries of the city.