Honest Engine (2020)

Honest Engine Kyle Dargan Honest Engine In this his fourth collection award winning poet Kyle Dargan examines the mechanics of the heart and mind as they are weathered by loss Following a spate of deaths among family and friends Dargan ch
  • Title: Honest Engine
  • Author: Kyle Dargan
  • ISBN: 9780820347288
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
Honest Engine Kyle Dargan In this his fourth collection, award winning poet Kyle Dargan examines the mechanics of the heart and mind as they are weathered by loss Following a spate of deaths among family and friends, Dargan chooses to present not color negative elegies but self portraits that capture what of these departed figures remains within him Amid this processing of mortality, it becomes cIn this his fourth collection, award winning poet Kyle Dargan examines the mechanics of the heart and mind as they are weathered by loss Following a spate of deaths among family and friends, Dargan chooses to present not color negative elegies but self portraits that capture what of these departed figures remains within him Amid this processing of mortality, it becomes clear that he has arrived at a turning point as a writer and a man As the title suggests, Dargan aspires toward an unflinching honesty These poems do not purport to possess life s answers or seek to employ language to mask what they do not know Dargan confesses as a means of reaching out to the nomadic human soul and inviting it to accompany him on a walk toward the unknown.
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  1. Craig

    Scanning the marked as to read and added notes in the list for this title, I can t help but notice a gender weighting towards the feminine Nothing wrong with that But if the community will indulge me, I d like to add a dude review on the off chance any male bias against, or fear of, poetry lingers Seems unlikely here on , but one never knows Here goes Kyle Dargan writes with 4K HD clarity streaming images and ideas like his brain was hooked up with Google Fiber His words are driven like a Tesla [...]

  2. Earl

    Poetry is an interesting art form Some readers shy away from it while others approach carefully, unsure what to expect At its best poetry has the ability to express something of the poet s heart while also allowing the reader to invest some of his heart as well Kyle Dargan s Honest Engine is an example of poetry at its best It is intimately personal yet also international in scope There are not many volumes, regardless of genre or length, that can make that claim I tended toward the personal wh [...]

  3. Jerome Murphy

    Never pen a message and set it adrift in a bottle you have not drained with your own lips, opines the speaker of Kyle Dargan s Unless Marooned Feeling marooned in a sea of obscure non sequitur, louche over cleverness, unearned pathos Lift this bottle to your lips I ve now read it twice and it only gets better.HONEST ENGINE is a brilliantly philosophical look at the involuntary battles of the sexes, of the classes, of humanity versus technology Balancing metaphorical zest with a speculative eye t [...]

  4. Leah

    States May Sing Their Songs of PraiseI imagine each enunciation, each syllablepronounced Mississippi makes a noosecinch somewhere, rope reducedto arousal, tightening The pull,the hard learned feel of vertebrae supplewithin a neck s column, and marrow s juicesucked clean until what remains are flutesof bone, a wind section of rubble.Whenever I meet Mississippi in a dream,it is always a landfill of labored breathsor a grand mammal crippled in morass.What did you ever want of us I ask It beams,The [...]

  5. Sarah

    Kyle Dargan closes his introduction with the following I am seeing our human dilemma anew and questioning what I can afford to continue believing With maturation, there is mounting darkness, but I cannot allow it to be all I see This collection is about that about being in your early thirties and figuring yourself out and not succumbing to the pain of the experience of being alive The poems are honest and smart and brave and worth reading.

  6. Emily Graves

    I don t think you have to live in DC to enjoy Dargan s irreverent, funny, and profound verse, but it helps Reflecting on race, masculinity, and pop culture, this book is a lovely, fun trip that will have you rethinking the world around you Wonderful.

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