Against the Simple (Wick Chapbook 1, Book 6)

December 8, 2020
Against the Simple (Wick Chapbook 1, Book 6)

"What continues to affect me in Robert Miltner's Against theSimple is the silence that haunts the edges of experience andmeaning. Like the lonely streetscapes of Giorgia De Chirico,Miltner's poems, often cast in brief sentences surrounded by aneerie quiet, haunt us with the unseen and the unheard which seem tolurk just around the corners of language and consciousness. Oftenhis images 'tease us out of thought.' In poems like 'Eating Alone'the uncanny strangeness is almost hallucinatory. 'How true is thealgebra of emptiness–House Noises at Night asks.' These dreaminglyattentive, watching and listening poems are kind of answer."–Richard Hague