In "Four Guillemets," "four sections of spliced and braided text ‘strings’ bring the concept of elliptical literature to a new level of open form. The sections meditate on form and the interpretive process through wordplay and recombinations both within and between the strands of text--snippets of structuralist questions, poetic images, analyses of artistic representations, allusions to ceremony, allusions to allusions, and so on. Meanwhile, the regenerating, recycling elements constantly invoke gaps between them: ellipses like conversational silences full of the weight of what is unsaid, half-remembered, or anticipated. In some sense, 'the syllable presently at hand is the only syllable that is,' but simultaneously, there’s 'a dream way' between signs (like a ‘sigh’ between signs): 'the victory of the echo over the voice, a nemesis, the valley of Oaxaca.' As Glazier’s guillemets comment on the process of meaning-making, they drop hints; like any good poem, 'Four Guillemets' teaches us how to read as we read. Spend some time with this piece and you’re sure to hear new echoes each time." -- From The New River Journal
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