Götterdämmerung is Len Gasparini's fifteenth book of poetry since the early 1970s. What distinguishes this collection from his earlier work is the long title poem: a tour de force that covers new ground in the genre of ecopoetics by launching an acerbic yet lyrical assault on the Anthropocene. Other poems explore such diverse themes as memory, art, and botany. Also included are three literary essays that evince the importance of language and imagination.
Len Gasparini is the award winning author of numerous books of poetry, five short-story collections, two children’s books, a work of non-fiction, and a one-act play.
Len Gasparini’s poems are sung with passion in a rich, original language. These poems are not pieced dryly together out of what Blake called a ‘mechanical talent’ for language, they arise unbidden and necessary.- The Toronto Star
A reading of The Social Life of String will demonstrate what attending to life looks like as Gasparini turns the world into poetry.- The Pacific Rim Review of Books
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