Futuring by Mike Sikkema
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Mike Sikkema teaches us that
“your ‘rain leaves mirrors
in the earth' is made of time
arrayed too fast for interruption
jealous of radio and mind-reading”
There is no one else writing like this. Sikkema's attention is magic: consciousness changes and becomes itself, fully thought through, fully felt through. We should all (we will all) learn from this gorgeous book. Michael Sikkema is one of the best poets of his generation.
I found myself reading these poems out loud (the better to hear you with, my dear)… to make it all last longer---like a wildflavor madly melting ice cream cone. More: joyously baffled kaleidoscopic eye or mouth, flustered wits and gut satisfying.
Michael Sikkema's Futuring rings as it arrives. With a careful eye for details, Sikkema takes it all in. From the violence of a television commercial to tender moments in a relationship, Sikkema recreates a world where "the concealed isn't."
Michael Sikkema was born and raised in rural Northern Michigan. He has worked and studied in The Netherlands, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Buffalo, NY. He can be reached at Michael.Sikkema@gmail.com
· Paperback: 59 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
· ISBN: 1-934289-74-4