Syzygytics : 8. Britannica Syzygy: single work   poetry  
Is part of Syzygytics John Kinsella 1995 single work poetry
  • Author: John Kinsella
Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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  • Epigraph: "spring tide, tide of maximal range, near the time of new and full Moon when the Sun and Moon are in syzygy - ie, aligned with the Earth. Conjunction is the time during new Moon when the Sun and Moon lie on the same side of the Earth; opposition is the syzygy condition that occurs during full Moon when the Sun and Moon are positioned on opposite sides of the Earth. In either case of syzygy, the tide producing forces of the Sun and Moon reinforce each other, and the tidal amplitudes on Earth are at their greatest..."
  • Syzygytics : 8. Britannica Syzygy: is a poem containing four parts - (i) tarot (title only, ie no lines), (ii) opposition (first line: "in the wreck of love you bloom"), (iii) word (first line: '"illustrious zodiac"', and (iv) conjunction (first line: "() () () : hear that?"

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  • Appears in:
    y Erratum / Frame(d) John Kinsella , South Fremantle : Folio Fremantle Press , 1995 Z337663 1995 selected work poetry South Fremantle : Folio Fremantle Press , 1995 pg. 93-94
  • Appears in:
    y Doppler Effect John Kinsella , Cambridge : Salt Publishing , 2004 Z1173148 2004 selected work poetry This new selection of John Kinsella's innovative poetry gathers work from over fifteen years. Including seminal works like Syzygy and Erratum/Frame(d) as well as more fugitive publications like The Radnoti Poems and The Benefaction. Cambridge : Salt Publishing , 2004 pg. 158-159
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