By Andrew Harvey,Jay Ramsay
—Bel Mooney columnist for the day-by-day Mail, English journalist, and broadcaster
Diamond Cutters: Visionary Poets in the US, Britain, & Oceania, edited via Andrew Harvey and Jay Ramsay, is an important and critical testomony to poetry which seeks and succeeds in reworking the reader. a distinct bravo to have incorporated the vague but memorable mystic-poet, Lewis Thompson’s “The center of the World”. one of the gemstones are William Stafford’s “When I Met my Muse” and “Climbing alongside the River.” And Jay Ramsay’s, “Only hear” and “St. Ives” aiding us to fill the interior void of today’s flattened global. additionally extraordinary is Irina Kuzminsky’s “Ground 0” and “In the Beginning”. greater than ever, it's a time for poetry to assist us - regardless of all evidence - to upward thrust.
—Catherine Ann Jones, the best way of tale; Freud’s Oracle
Diamond Cutters names the culture of Visionary Poetry from the early twentieth century with Kathleen Raine and David Gascoyne via to modern poets within the early twenty first in either Britain and the USA in addition to Australia at a time while non secular cognizance is extra vital for us than ever; now not easily as an inward or inner most language, yet as a manner of actively seeing and examining what's going in our global this present day at a time of serious own and political transition.
This specified anthology (400pp), co-edited with Andrew Harvey, names and celebrates this impulse and concentration, taking poetry past social realism in the direction of the resource that's either our starting place and transformation as humans. whilst, it truly is deeply political and ecological, critiquing the restrictive ideologies that restrict our minds, our freedom, and our compassion. Poets comprise William Stafford, Robert Bly (now 90), Jeni Couzyn, Andrew Harvey, Dorothy Walters, Janine Canan, Gabriel Bradford Millar, Aidan Andrew Dun, Thanissara, Niall McDevitt, Rose Flint, Thomas R. Smith, Irina Kuzminsky, John Fox, and Philip Wells. It has worldwide succeed in and emphasis in the direction of what it capability to gain ourselves as 'One international People'.
The members of Diamond Cutters are poets recognized and vague, residing and useless, who've come jointly from issues around the globe to provide this paintings, that's being hailed as “Neo-Metaphysical Verse” for our occasions. “Neo-Metaphysical Verse,” is that which opposes at once the bathetic, the gruesome, and the trivial, that experience manifested so widely throughout our international. Diamond Cutters presents a circulation to finish that regime, clothed easily with the reality and beauty.
Andrew Harvey has written and edited over 30 books. between Andrew’s so much famous titles are: the way in which of ardour, The get together of Rumi, and body spray of the wasteland. Andrew has taught at Oxford collage, Cornell collage, Hobart and William Smith faculties, and The California Institute of critical stories. Andrew is Founder Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, a global association fascinated by inviting involved humans to absorb the problem of our modern international crises by means of turning into encouraged, potent, and sensible brokers of institutional and systemic change.
Jay Ramsay has edited and co-edited a chain of dynamic and radical anthologies of up to date poetry seeing that Angels of fireside, which was once commissioned by means of Andrew movement at Chatto in 1985. Diamond Cutters is his 6th. writer of 30+ books together with non-fiction and chinese language vintage translation with Martin Palmer, he's additionally a UKCP-accredited psychotherapist in deepest practice.
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