The Angel of History
An important new collection from the acclaimed British poet Mark Wilson.
After the iconic, apocalyptic meditations of his second collection Passio Mark Wilson extends his canvas even further with The Angel of History. This series of longer sequences positively soars with both a semantic muscularity and a transcendent musicality which is reminiscent of Ezra Pound's Cantos and the later work of Geoffrey Hill. Taking inspiration from the compositions of Arvo Pärt and Keith Jarrett, the films of Andrei Tarkovsky as well as the philosophy of Plotinus and Walter Benjamin The Angel of History is an ideogrammic cantata of intricate and strident beauty; a contemplative, but necessary, tesserae for disjointed times.
Mark Wilson has previously published two poetry collections: Quartet For the End of Time (Editions du Zaporogue, 2011) and Passio (Editions du Zaporogue, 2013). Both are available to buy or download at www.lulu.com. Mark studied English Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, during the 1990s where his dissertation was on language-renewal within the poetry of Ezra Pound. His poems and articles have appeared in The Black Herald, The Shop, 3:AM Magazine, The Fiend and Le Zaporogue.
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