Read on for a review excerpt of Said Not Said by Fred Marchant.
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Read on for an excerpt of Rebecca Kaiser Gibson’s review of Said Not Said by Fred Marchant.
As the title asserts “Said Not Said”—much is said in this life, but there is even more unsaid—so much subtext, so much nuance, so much subtlety, but Marchant does his part to the fill the void with his new book of evocative verse.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, issues a proclamation declaring December 24, 2016 to be “Fred Marchant Day” in the city of Boston.
How should a poem respond to the fundamentally unacceptable dimensions of human experience? What good is a poem in the face of irremediable illness, the death of innocents, human predation? Why persist in searching for words and images that inevitably prove inadequate to experiences that seem beyond words, beyond imagining?
Fred Marchant’s Tipping Point first appeared twenty years ago, and is, in part, about an individual becoming an artist… In poem after poem we are presented with a living, breathing human consciousness in the midst, always, of being (of becoming) alive.