Narcissus Resists PDF/EPUB Þ Paperback

Narcissus Resists PDF/EPUB Þ Paperback

Narcissus Resists [BOOKS] ✭ Narcissus Resists By Matthew Hittinger – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Matthew Hittinger is the author of Pear Slip, winner of the Spire Press Spring Chapbook Award Shortlisted for the National Poetry Series, the New Issues Poetry Prize, and twice for the Walt Whitman A Matthew Hittinger is the author of Pear Slip, winner of the Spire PressSpring Chapbook Award Shortlisted for the National Poetry Series, the New Issues Poetry Prize, and twice for the Walt Whitman Award, Matthew s honors include a Hopwood Award and The Helen S and John Wagner Prize from the University of Michigan, and the Kay Deeter Award from the journal Fine Madness He lives and works in New York City.


10 thoughts on “Narcissus Resists

  1. Grady Grady says:

    Matthew Hittinger and Further Discoveries in Language and Art Matthew Hittinger in this his second book of poetry see PEAR SLIP seems content to focus on a single thought or idea or object or myth or mood and explore it so fully that the reader of his collections of artfully graceful poems feels invited to becomevisually and emotionally and verbally receptive to the many facets of the world that surrounds us, a world too frequently lost in the busy ness of life as we lead it The very ti Matthew Hittinger and Further Discoveries in Language and Art Matthew Hittinger in this his second book of poetry see PEAR SLIP seems content to focus on a single thought or idea or object or myth or mood and explore it so fully that the reader of his collections of artfully graceful poems feels invited to becomevisually and emotionally and verbally receptive to the many facets of the world that surrounds us, a world too frequently lost in the busy ness of life as we lead it The very title of this brief but magical collection NARCISSUS RESISTS suggeststhan the initial response indicates In this collection of fourteen sections of one long poem about the mythical Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection in the water, Hittinger provides five breathing spaces Metamorphosis of Narcissus I V apparently meditations on Salvador Dali s 1937 oil painting METAMORPHOSIS OF NARCISSUS in the manner that visual artists use jade or resin resists to coat a surface with a substance that protects certain areas of a work from holding pigment or image, a delicate technique that results in seemingly multiple layers of visual information OR the poet may simply be offering us fourteen manners in which the narcissist hero approaches verges of temptation and seduction and encounters with the strange new world of now so different from the world and time of Narcissus origin and time Hittinger opens his collection with questions Am I the favor seeker, or the favor sought Why seek at all, when all that I desire is mine already He then weaves this confident muse through challenges to his ownership of beauty in movie houses, clubs, websites, brawls and wonderful plays on words and ideas from mythology In Clubbing our hero of sorts experiences A quiet night at the Inn, the air clear, prismatic, dance floor empty save for a reflection caught in a mirror His eye knew beauty, knew his body but not his body, the face that lasts as long as one spun lozenge Or in Cover Story , Water cut a deal with the tabloids catch those cheekbones, parted lips, the ice blue star in each eye, a simple first assignment Narcissus never showed, so Water froze a faux snap shot, afraid of editorial wrath Exactly what Matthew Hittinger intends with this multilayered and timeless survey of Narcissus may elude us all But what does pour out of these pages is poetry of biting satire of our preoccupation with surface beauty or self or delusions of other s perception And beneath the graceful humor and multiple layers of meaning lies the secure verbal resist of an eloquent poet s mastery of his medium Hittinger grows in importance with each new publication of his work Highly recommended Grady Harp


  2. Andrew Andrew says:

    Matthew Hittinger wields a very confident line and is extremely well versed in verse But unlike most academic writers, Hittinger s work is immediately accessible and moving Narcissus Resists is a tour de force of classical subject mixed remarkably with pop culture Under Hittinger s unblinking eye, the myth of Narcissus is redeemed and transcended Like Anne Sexton s Transformations the end result of the retelling of the classic story is a profound catharsis One of the best pieces of poetr Matthew Hittinger wields a very confident line and is extremely well versed in verse But unlike most academic writers, Hittinger s work is immediately accessible and moving Narcissus Resists is a tour de force of classical subject mixed remarkably with pop culture Under Hittinger s unblinking eye, the myth of Narcissus is redeemed and transcended Like Anne Sexton s Transformations the end result of the retelling of the classic story is a profound catharsis One of the best pieces of poetry I ve read in ages Andrew Demcak


  3. Frederick Frederick says:

    I have just listened to an e book of Matthew Hittinger s chapbook, NARCISSUS RESISTS You ll find a link to it in the book description I listened to a poem just last night which complements this book, Andrew Demcak s PINK NARCISSUS, which you will find on Goodreads as well The experience of hearing poets read on the internet is quite wonderful I m a prose reader and only just beginning to grapple with poetry, but it does strike me that NARCISSUS RESISTS weaves the classical notion of Narciss I have just listened to an e book of Matthew Hittinger s chapbook, NARCISSUS RESISTS You ll find a link to it in the book description I listened to a poem just last night which complements this book, Andrew Demcak s PINK NARCISSUS, which you will find on Goodreads as well The experience of hearing poets read on the internet is quite wonderful I m a prose reader and only just beginning to grapple with poetry, but it does strike me that NARCISSUS RESISTS weaves the classical notion of Narcissus into a 21st century fabric Narcissus creates his own webpage, becoming a cyber celebrity Matthew Hittinger s visual sensibility suits the story of a most visual classical figure


  4. Matthew Hittinger Matthew Hittinger says:

    Going to collect reviews I find here 1 Evan J Peterson s review at The Rumpus A Gap In a Two Way Mirror2 The future of online chapbooks The Rumpus3 Incertus Going to collect reviews I find here 1 Evan J Peterson s review at The Rumpus A Gap In a Two Way Mirror2 The future of online chapbooks The Rumpus3 Incertus


  5. Mollianna Mollianna says:

    Excellent depth and awareness of the challenges inherent in being human Loved the workread twice already, and I look forward to taking it with me to my next local poetry read.


  6. Rauan Rauan says:

    I m not saying this isn t skillful if it was just a matter of skill I d rate it higher but these poems simply aren t my cup of tea Also, the Issuu format looks great and the accompanying audio of the poet reading is a nice touch But I think the reading style is a bit monotonous.


  7. Dusie Press Dusie Press says:

    my packet of Matthew arrived todayreally enjoying his work


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10 thoughts on “Narcissus Resists

  1. Grady Grady says:

    Matthew Hittinger and Further Discoveries in Language and Art Matthew Hittinger in this his second book of poetry see PEAR SLIP seems content to focus on a single thought or idea or object or myth or mood and explore it so fully that the reader of his collections of artfully graceful poems feels invited to becomevisually and emotionally and verbally receptive to the many facets of the world that surrounds us, a world too frequently lost in the busy ness of life as we lead it The very ti Matthew Hittinger and Further Discoveries in Language and Art Matthew Hittinger in this his second book of poetry see PEAR SLIP seems content to focus on a single thought or idea or object or myth or mood and explore it so fully that the reader of his collections of artfully graceful poems feels invited to becomevisually and emotionally and verbally receptive to the many facets of the world that surrounds us, a world too frequently lost in the busy ness of life as we lead it The very title of this brief but magical collection NARCISSUS RESISTS suggeststhan the initial response indicates In this collection of fourteen sections of one long poem about the mythical Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection in the water, Hittinger provides five breathing spaces Metamorphosis of Narcissus I V apparently meditations on Salvador Dali s 1937 oil painting METAMORPHOSIS OF NARCISSUS in the manner that visual artists use jade or resin resists to coat a surface with a substance that protects certain areas of a work from holding pigment or image, a delicate technique that results in seemingly multiple layers of visual information OR the poet may simply be offering us fourteen manners in which the narcissist hero approaches verges of temptation and seduction and encounters with the strange new world of now so different from the world and time of Narcissus origin and time Hittinger opens his collection with questions Am I the favor seeker, or the favor sought Why seek at all, when all that I desire is mine already He then weaves this confident muse through challenges to his ownership of beauty in movie houses, clubs, websites, brawls and wonderful plays on words and ideas from mythology In Clubbing our hero of sorts experiences A quiet night at the Inn, the air clear, prismatic, dance floor empty save for a reflection caught in a mirror His eye knew beauty, knew his body but not his body, the face that lasts as long as one spun lozenge Or in Cover Story , Water cut a deal with the tabloids catch those cheekbones, parted lips, the ice blue star in each eye, a simple first assignment Narcissus never showed, so Water froze a faux snap shot, afraid of editorial wrath Exactly what Matthew Hittinger intends with this multilayered and timeless survey of Narcissus may elude us all But what does pour out of these pages is poetry of biting satire of our preoccupation with surface beauty or self or delusions of other s perception And beneath the graceful humor and multiple layers of meaning lies the secure verbal resist of an eloquent poet s mastery of his medium Hittinger grows in importance with each new publication of his work Highly recommended Grady Harp

  2. Andrew Andrew says:

    Matthew Hittinger wields a very confident line and is extremely well versed in verse But unlike most academic writers, Hittinger s work is immediately accessible and moving Narcissus Resists is a tour de force of classical subject mixed remarkably with pop culture Under Hittinger s unblinking eye, the myth of Narcissus is redeemed and transcended Like Anne Sexton s Transformations the end result of the retelling of the classic story is a profound catharsis One of the best pieces of poetr Matthew Hittinger wields a very confident line and is extremely well versed in verse But unlike most academic writers, Hittinger s work is immediately accessible and moving Narcissus Resists is a tour de force of classical subject mixed remarkably with pop culture Under Hittinger s unblinking eye, the myth of Narcissus is redeemed and transcended Like Anne Sexton s Transformations the end result of the retelling of the classic story is a profound catharsis One of the best pieces of poetry I ve read in ages Andrew Demcak

  3. Frederick Frederick says:

    I have just listened to an e book of Matthew Hittinger s chapbook, NARCISSUS RESISTS You ll find a link to it in the book description I listened to a poem just last night which complements this book, Andrew Demcak s PINK NARCISSUS, which you will find on Goodreads as well The experience of hearing poets read on the internet is quite wonderful I m a prose reader and only just beginning to grapple with poetry, but it does strike me that NARCISSUS RESISTS weaves the classical notion of Narciss I have just listened to an e book of Matthew Hittinger s chapbook, NARCISSUS RESISTS You ll find a link to it in the book description I listened to a poem just last night which complements this book, Andrew Demcak s PINK NARCISSUS, which you will find on Goodreads as well The experience of hearing poets read on the internet is quite wonderful I m a prose reader and only just beginning to grapple with poetry, but it does strike me that NARCISSUS RESISTS weaves the classical notion of Narcissus into a 21st century fabric Narcissus creates his own webpage, becoming a cyber celebrity Matthew Hittinger s visual sensibility suits the story of a most visual classical figure

  4. Matthew Hittinger Matthew Hittinger says:

    Going to collect reviews I find here 1 Evan J Peterson s review at The Rumpus A Gap In a Two Way Mirror2 The future of online chapbooks The Rumpus3 Incertus Going to collect reviews I find here 1 Evan J Peterson s review at The Rumpus A Gap In a Two Way Mirror2 The future of online chapbooks The Rumpus3 Incertus

  5. Mollianna Mollianna says:

    Excellent depth and awareness of the challenges inherent in being human Loved the workread twice already, and I look forward to taking it with me to my next local poetry read.

  6. Rauan Rauan says:

    I m not saying this isn t skillful if it was just a matter of skill I d rate it higher but these poems simply aren t my cup of tea Also, the Issuu format looks great and the accompanying audio of the poet reading is a nice touch But I think the reading style is a bit monotonous.

  7. Dusie Press Dusie Press says:

    my packet of Matthew arrived todayreally enjoying his work

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