A new collection of poetry by C.M. Clark explores the timelessness of the ancient Spice Trails interconnected with the modern world. Here is proof that the past is truly not past for it clings to us like new skin and lives its indelible life inside our heads, as anachronistic anthropological recollections that leave us walking on the desert sand trails of silk roads
and the mountain paths of military elephants.
In this new verse narrative, poet C.M. Clark compiles the postings of provocative characters in motion along a hypothetical Silk Road of tweets, memes and other viral oddities. Their stories are strongly grounded geographically – some entangled in a quantum way – yet freed from the limits of ethnocentricity and the constraints of time.
The collection is both meditative and confrontational. Imagine a holographic rendering of the bones, the muscles, the tissue and the DNA all gathered to shape a new archaeology of human artifact, human action. Whether taken as a whole or experienced individually, these poems chart the unsettling grey area between your favorite escape room and an MRI of the soul.
Some creatures really do wear their bones on the outside.
Available May 12, 2019 through amazon.com & barnesandnoble.com & at select independent bookstores.