Poetry. "In Greg Purcell's tour de force, THE FUNDAMENTS, a nameless, intrepid 'he' morphs into a panoply of curious personae becoming everything from a cowboy, a dilettante, Gilgamesh, Emily Dickinson, Imagism, a hand-bag, and more. His playful role-playing encompasses not only people, but also objects, movements, and ideas. It is a thoroughly post-Whitman song that questions, as much as it celebrates, the notion of self. These poems are like blunt objects 'lilting heavy' but with something elusive remaining. 'In the weather, in the box/ In the standpipes alone./ In the box.// A feather.'" Elaine Equi"
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