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  1. Keith Taylor Keith Taylor says:

    This continues to be a favorite Hicok book for me It has those extraordinary poems about the Virginia Tech shooting, and I think those poems remain an essential witness to our time Here s a long ish review I wrote for The Boston Review back when the book came out This continues to be a favorite Hicok book for me It has those extraordinary poems about the Virginia Tech shooting, and I think those poems remain an essential witness to our time Here s a long ish review I wrote for The Boston Review back when the book came out


  2. Sebastian Sebastian says:

    First read June 9, 2019, Wednesday


  3. Mark miller Mark miller says:

    WORDS FOR EMPTY AND WORDS FOR FULL Written by Bob HicokBook Reaction PaperBy Mark MillerI think I finally understand the book after readingandof it It just came to me that poems have several distinctive parts to them the whole poem and the individual parts that make up the whole There is also another part to it and this is the ethereal part that stays with you after reading it This is the part that I finally got In the beginning I was struck by the speed at which it flows with so WORDS FOR EMPTY AND WORDS FOR FULL Written by Bob HicokBook Reaction PaperBy Mark MillerI think I finally understand the book after readingandof it It just came to me that poems have several distinctive parts to them the whole poem and the individual parts that make up the whole There is also another part to it and this is the ethereal part that stays with you after reading it This is the part that I finally got In the beginning I was struck by the speed at which it flows with so many change in directions But then I slowed down and took some time to think That is why poems are so important to our life in all cultures It forces us to slow down, be still, and smell the roses Poems are about mindfulness I realized that I related to this person and to everything he was saying in time and space He s from my generation and from my state of Michigan The poem which gave me the clue I needed to put everything together was getting in line It s about a rock that s alive who visits dads house many years after being abandoned by him The dad says to rock baby it wasn t his fault but the poets fault who then blames it on God and God has no one to blame because he is God And this was it The main themes of his poems are Existentialism, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, and our borderline society I will elaborate in a minute, but this has really helped me in writing a poem by understanding all the elements which go into it much like a Math problem By taking time and drawing the themes it makes you not only a better reader of poems but a better writer as well The existentialism, which is seen in in most if not all of his poems, focuses onthe condition of human existence, and in emotions, actions, responsibilities, and thoughts The focus ison the subjective experience than the objective This brings me to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle quantum physics , a direct correlation with existentialism, the basics is that an observer can never measure both position and movement of a particle If you know the movement or speed then you can not know the position and if you know the position you can not knowthe movement thus you still do not know where it is Spooky science as one Scientist called it This theory also supports the multi universe theory The cat in the box is bothdead and alive at the same time Only when an observer observes the cat does itchange The subjective experience alters the objective The title of the book Words for empty Words for full imply s both until the reader reads it and decides In my opinion I think the author knows and understands these principles well In many of his poems he has inanimate objects alive, animate dead or dying, and some in between the two All this takes place in an American Empire of illusion While Americans werebusy being entertained and pleasured, corporations and the industrial military complex have brought American democracy to its death bed Yes, past tense, as in were almostdone and we don t even know it yet And without a doubt Huxley s version of dystopiain Brave New World is here In conclusion, the book has taught methan I originally thought It providedme with a better understanding and meaning of poems I am a voracious reader of literature, horror, Science, Astronomy, history, and many other topics but not many poems, other than The Divine Comedy and Shakespeare Poems require you to slow down, read it, and take a time out In my opinion I m becoming a better writerbecause I am learning how to read them first


  4. Jacqueline Jacqueline says:

    I don t read enough poetry to have favorite poets but Bob Hicok is in my top two favorite poets


  5. Angela Lim Angela Lim says:

    3.5 starsI hope to be overcome by the lyric, try a little tenderness, since songsare just scatterings and bones without usand we are merely screamers without song Of the three sections to this collection, my favorite was the last This is where I was able to feel the most of his poetry and the power of language to divulge something big and raw out of something simple and mundane, like a house in the mountains or a cap turned inside out for good luck There s a cleverness that is present in al 3.5 starsI hope to be overcome by the lyric, try a little tenderness, since songsare just scatterings and bones without usand we are merely screamers without song Of the three sections to this collection, my favorite was the last This is where I was able to feel the most of his poetry and the power of language to divulge something big and raw out of something simple and mundane, like a house in the mountains or a cap turned inside out for good luck There s a cleverness that is present in all of Hicok s poem, a playfulness with sound and a looseness to the images he chooses to bring together Sometimes this gave his poems an abrupt and disjointed feel, and there was a bluntness and anger that could be tiring at times And while I did appreciate his use of sonic and the frantic movement between objects, my favorite parts are when Hicock slows down and dwells on a single moment, allowing it to really open up into something new


  6. Samantha Seaman Samantha Seaman says:

    I love Bob Hicok and this book did not disappoint He processes Virginia Tech shooting in second section The first and last sections were my favorite After the Procedure and you are here.


  7. Crystal Crystal says:

    The middle section was strong, poems on his experience of having been a professor of the Virginia Tech shooter and on the grief of losing students and colleagues in the shooting.


  8. Matt Matt says:

    I ve read some Hicok before, and generally like him, though I thought his last book wasn t as good as people led me to believe sorry, Caroline But this one is all that anddynamic and lyrical while still being grounded in the human experience and Hicok s own admitted failings, these poems are serious but still playful, committed without being ponderous, and investigations that don t feel dippy.The subject of the poems here, by and large, seem to be the War, and coterminous with that, t I ve read some Hicok before, and generally like him, though I thought his last book wasn t as good as people led me to believe sorry, Caroline But this one is all that anddynamic and lyrical while still being grounded in the human experience and Hicok s own admitted failings, these poems are serious but still playful, committed without being ponderous, and investigations that don t feel dippy.The subject of the poems here, by and large, seem to be the War, and coterminous with that, the state of the Nation these are political poems, and political poems of the end of the Bush years and the start, the very start of the Obama nation It s sometimes just bracing to hear someone articulate what you already feel, and a small part of my enthusiasm might be attributable to that.But the poems themselves also have a lot to recommend them there are a group of them, from the early sections, especially, that play with syntax, cutting and splicing phrases in ways that are dizzyingly inventive, playing with what slips between the cracks of the words we pile up like banana boxes But it s not like that s all these poems do, because that d get boring, too, after a while.The book also has a section of poems on the VaTech shooter, who apparently was a student in Hicok s writing class I remember hearing from Nikki Giovanni around this subject at the time, but I can readily believe it was really Hicok who worked with Cho The poems are interesting, and smart, and also have a certain rubber necker appeal They are challenging to our sense of what happened and how we should feel, and that feels productive when you read them But I feel, too, that the section, and the experience, doesn t really resolve it s not a major flow it s a hard experience to process, I m sure But breaking all those poems into their own section, and ending that section, creates an expectation of completing that I don t think the suite of poems fully achieves.Still, a fun read full of compelling poems I d gladly spendtime with


  9. Sian Griffiths Sian Griffiths says:

    Five stars isn t enough I want to give this book all the stars in the night sky I love so much about this book, but perhaps most of all, I love its balance how it is personal but political, how it is serious but self mocking, how it is painful and funny For example, this moment, in Time Capsule, tries to explain to the future the irony of bailing out bankers but not the homeless They were not, these fire barrel people,given money, they were notbecause it sends the wrong message,because a c Five stars isn t enough I want to give this book all the stars in the night sky I love so much about this book, but perhaps most of all, I love its balance how it is personal but political, how it is serious but self mocking, how it is painful and funny For example, this moment, in Time Capsule, tries to explain to the future the irony of bailing out bankers but not the homeless They were not, these fire barrel people,given money, they were notbecause it sends the wrong message,because a contract is a contractbecause in America, we lift ourselves upby our bootstraps, which is impossible,have you tried You can lift one leg at a timeand hop or just stand therewith your lone lifted leglooking like a great blue heronor an OK blue heronOver and over, Hicok made me laugh out loud at the same moment that my heart was breaking His poems about the Virginia Tech shootings the campus where he teaches made as much sense of the senseless as I have yet seen and yet they re not smug Hicok doesn t take a posture of enlightenment he doesn t blame If, in a line, he seems close to either of these positions, he immediately mocks himself The humility, the humanity, the confusion, and the sincerity of these poems combined to make this among my all time favorite poetry collections


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