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Written entirely in iambic trimeter (the same meter that Gray used to write about Charlie Parker’s life and work in his internationally acclaimed Blues for Bird), Gray’s biographical poem runs more than 3,000 lines.
In Jackson Pollock: Memories Arrested in Space, Gray captures the essence of the brilliant yet tortured artist in language that reflects a Pollock painting: spontaneous, beautiful, and haunting, with bursts of energy that touch the soul and make it soar. Art and poetry lovers alike will rejoice in Gray’s homage to a true American icon.
Posted December 7, 2004
This book was a revelation to me! I've always loved the strength and delicacy of Pollock's works, without ever being able to place the undercurrent of violence and black rage in it.Now I understand. What a fascinating picture of how an artist can turn what to others would be crippling limitations into lasting beauty! Thank you, Martin Gray, for opening my eyes. Patsy O'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.