Greatest Living Poet

Greatest Living Poet

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by Mark Staber Kobo
     
 

"That there is poetry is the only evidence that man truly exists." Mark Staber Kobo

Mark Staber Kobo is a modern American poet and philosopher, also known by name Mark Chandos, author of the famous space faring epic poem Chandos Ring.

Greatest Living Poet: Strange Gods, Bulk Prophecies represents the highest form of lyric poetry in contemporary

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"That there is poetry is the only evidence that man truly exists." Mark Staber Kobo

Mark Staber Kobo is a modern American poet and philosopher, also known by name Mark Chandos, author of the famous space faring epic poem Chandos Ring.

Greatest Living Poet: Strange Gods, Bulk Prophecies represents the highest form of lyric poetry in contemporary literature. In his book, Mark Staber Kobo attempts to restate the central problems of modern poetry. He presents a very clear and healing answer to how to write modern poetry - and shows how each poem creates a new language and represents a break with the past. He poses the question: What is the problem with modern poetry? The poetry of the last century sought to solve the incongruence of poetic language in the modern world by resorting to newspaper prose. Greatest Living Poet recovers the prestige of poetry by showing that human mind, itself, is a poetic protocol. The central thesis of Mark Kobo is that modernism has mistaken how human consciousness operates. Science, in his view, itself, is a poetic representation of reality. Therefore, Kobo creates a new lyric language to prove this phenomenon.

Here is an example from the book:

Copper Floods

Black pools gave up arms and men where none would touch the water since all was let loose under, stitched in their brain,
battenedon bone, a finger from a tailor's seam.

They thought once never to see a stranger thing

as floods lifting coffins from their planting,

still bright and burnished and harlot deep

who made a bed where all could see.

She was one who never chose one country,

one copper house, and curse all staying;

rooms, like lovers, with just one corner good,

not keep again as spouse, as child, accusers.

I have raised dead in many cities and will see more;

all the brass here has been touched;

heart and bone made lighter now

half stitches rubrics splitting seams.

I have always changed your house; already

I have placed a shout inside your dark sobbing

that does not suffer long a little room and shuns

all steady lodging. I will always send you floods,

some to take away, some to raise.

I have dug in many fields and will find more

no margin for the water on my lids;

they cross this lake who shave its frost,

they swim this night who still can sleep

on splitting beams, on drowning beds.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401011086
Publisher:
Xlibris Corporation
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,330,583
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.32(d)

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Meet the Author

Mark Chandos is a modern American poet and philosopher.

Witnessing the collapse of traditional Western civilization, in his books, Chandos recovers the highest Western concepts and embodies them in a new philosophy of a space faring civilization. Deeply studied in history and philosophy of the Ancient world, Chandos reexamines literature and ancient mythologies showing that they have always been misinterpreted. He believes that only our generation is able to understand the real meaning of the combined narrative of all epic literature, from Gilgamesh, to Homer, to Milton. He shows that all of human myth, including all epic poetry, contains a map of cosmology. Chandos discovers in ancient epic texts that a superior intelligence embedded secret information of the origin of human live.

The author of Story Theory, Chandos claims that human reality is a phenomenon of our linguistic consciousness. He says that universe will not be understood until consciousness is understood. He believes that epic poetry is the highest expression of human ideation and that all civilizations are linguistic creations based on the epic texts (bibles, myths, political and scientific narratives). In his view, even science is not empirical but operates as imaginative poetry.

Chandos also explains the danger of modernism to Western civilization. He says that modernism is a twisted linguistic coil that is self-referent and unable to anticipate new human information. Thus he sees no future in modernism.

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Greatest Living Poet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Normally I don't read modern poems. They pretend to be highly artistic - but they are only a combination of an eccentric poet and incomprehensible and pretentious stammering and stuttering. 'Strange Gods, Bulk Prophecies' is different. Strong lines go to the bottom of your heart, a well-considered range of metaphors and symbols combined with a brilliant linguistic competence and the knowledge about the power of words lead you to the poet's message. He IS the greatest living poet! I have never read anything that clear and precise. This is far beyond ordinary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many of us have been disappointed by irrelevant and inane modern poetry? Now there is a poet we can read and memorize....since Kobo's poems are truly great poems. Read the sample poem "lovers judge" as found on his web site at greatestlivingpoets.com...and then you will want to buy this book. A great American achievement.