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The Gate

The Gate

by Jack Mueller


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Poetry. Art. California Interest. Limited Edition. THE GATE is a 20-page essay in open form or a poem as essay, as described in an introductory paragraph that lays out the historical and philosophical scene on the San Francisco waterfront where this work was developed. The Gate is an exploration into the origin, evolution, organization and development of Language. Unfolding like a sea voyage on a ship of words, the poem does not linearly display the history of written language as much as become that History. It is a serpent ride in ancient waters, ceaselessly seeking the island of wild logos! This is writing in the Open Field in the tradition of Jack's great mentors, Robert Duncan, Charles Olson, and Walt Whitman. It is SUNG THOUGHT. Reading it out loud, THE GATE is an invigoration, a verbal workout, a hard trip up the mountain where it all began. It is a continuation of a philosophical discussion Jack has conducted his entire life. It is a poem of Hope with a capitol H. It's a whale of a good time.

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ISBN-13: 9780988384668
Publisher: Lithic Press
Publication date: 12/21/2014
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jack Mueller has published two books of drawings and six books of poetry, including most recently, AMOR FATI (2013) and THE GATE (2015), from Lithic Press. He lives at the end of the road, at the top of a hill, above a small town in southwestern Colorado. He receives few visitors.

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