Schizophrenia may be characterized by a surfeit of language, a refurbishment of our used up words with musical connections every day speech and sense cannot provide. These riffs are “clangings,” and Cramer imagines them into a poetic narrative that exults in both aural richness and words’ power to evoke an interior landscape whose strangeness is intimate, unsteady, and stirring.
I hear the dinner plates gossip
lying by the fire. That's why
who says he'd go dead if ever
the outlets, swipe the prints
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Review: ClangingsUser Review - Kim Triedman - Goodreads
Clangings (Streven Cramer, Sarabande Books) is one of the oddest poetry books I have ever read. Referring to a form of communication sometimes seen in schizophrenia and mania, “clanging” refer to a ... Read full review