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syrinx and systole is a book of prose poems and lyrical poems which meditate,with a Buddhist orientation, on philosophical and religious themes such as the relationship between human consciousness and the natural world, and between spirituality and anatomy, and the nature of “voice” in birds and in ourselves, and on the power and limits of language.
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Syrinx and Systole

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Overview

syrinx and systole is a book of prose poems and lyrical poems which meditate,with a Buddhist orientation, on philosophical and religious themes such as the relationship between human consciousness and the natural world, and between spirituality and anatomy, and the nature of “voice” in birds and in ourselves, and on the power and limits of language.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781926802480
  • Publisher: Quattro Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Series: Poetry , #15
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 114
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Matthew Remski is an ayurvedic therapist and educator who lives in Toronto and on Cortes Island, B.C. In 1993 he founded The Scream in High Park. In 1994 he won the bpnichol Chapbook Award for organon. He has published two novels: dying for veronica (1997) and silver (1998). He is co-founder of Yoga Community
Toronto, and co-author, with Scott Petrie, of the ongoing poetical-spiritual-criticism-prayer yoga 2.0. syrinx and systole is his first book length publication in 12 years.
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The songbird sings from his syrinx, at the bottom of his trachea, where the two bronchi become one. It is a hollow space framed by reverberant cartilage and smooth muscle tympanum. There are no chords to split and differentiate the breath. The tongue does not direct the sound, nor are there teeth for sibilance, nor labia for nuance.
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