Wednesday, November 29, 2006

NOT EVEN DOGS by ERNESTO PRIEGO

LENY M. STROBEL Reviews

NOT EVEN DOGS by Ernesto Priego
(Meritage Press, 2006)


For Ernesto Priego's Not Even Dogs

You
Said: Poetry
Is like Music

But
Priego's jainaku
Is like Dance

The Body speaks
In these
Poems

I
Found myself
Following the moves

Breathe,
Flow, Pause,
Piroutte, Undulate, Gyrate

Try
Different rhythm
For another meaning

Haynaku
As Dancing
Is Body speaking

Can
Your Body
Speak for you?

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Thank you, Ernesto, for your poetry. The poems remind me a lot of Eric Gamalinda's (before I noticed that he's blurbed this). I was surprised by the bodily resonances...maybe it takes a large dose of single-author haynakus to move my (fat) body!

*****

Leny M. Strobel does not recognize the binary of *Poetry Or Scholarship*. Her newest book is A Book Of Her Own: Words and Images to Honor the Babaylan (T'boli Books, 2006).

3 Comments:

At 5:07 PM, Blogger EILEEN said...

Another view is offered by Allen Bramhall in GR #3 at:
http://galatearesurrection3.blogspot.com/2006/08/not-even-dogs-by-ernesto-priego.html

 
At 11:04 PM, Blogger EILEEN said...

Another view is presented by Mario E. Mireles in GR #5 at:

http://galatearesurrection5.blogspot.com/2007/02/not-even-dogs-by-ernesto-priego-plus.html

 
At 12:54 AM, Blogger EILEEN said...

Another view is offered by John Bloomberg-Rissman in GR #7 at:

http://galatearesurrection7.blogspot.com/2007/08/two-publications-by-ernesto-priego.html

 

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