By Anne Waldman
A desirable new paintings from an the world over well known poet.
Acclaimed for her visionary, incantatory verse and her experimental ethos, Anne Waldman's most up-to-date book-length poem is an allegory of a thorough spirit in lockdown, ruled via "Deciders" and "Imposters" who threaten the way forward for poetry and its archive. A doppelganger nightmare ensues: the imposter "Anne" is a succubus, and the unique Anne has to wreck loose from a metaphorical fort of torture and mental domination. There are travels via Vedic cosmology and historic Japan sooner than solution on a treeless tundra, the place fragile lifestyles varieties fight to outlive. Waldman's oracular poem is a witty meditation on id robbery and a searing plea for the primacy of mind's eye and for collective sanity in our provocative but precarious time.
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The epigram was woven into a richly embroidered textile, an altar cloth depicting the scene of the Birth of Christ, which had been donated to the chapel of the Holy Virgin in the Stoudios monastery. Theodore of Stoudios invites the viewer to look at the depiction and to marvel at the awesome sight of God’s incarnation. In the next two verses he explains God’s motives for donning the garment of mortal flesh: “(… in order that He, by putting Death on trial and suffering Himself, will save created man through His divine authority”.
What went on between poet and patron before the epigram was inscribed on the object for which it was intended? What did the patron tell the poet when he asked him to write a nice epigram? What were the crucial details that the poet should absolutely not forget to mention? Well, above all, the name and the social status of his patron. See, for instance, the eunuch’s epigrams in Laura Z 126: the silver bowl was “made” by Constantine, who was a Dalassenos and who was the governor of Antioch. The poet also has to specify the type of object his epigram is inscribed on.