Experiments I Should Like Tried at My Own Death
"Caryl Pagel's Experiments I Should Like Tried at My Own Death provides a posthumous glimpse into a room where poems are knocking inside the walls and the ascending reader floats out into gaps of particulars, particles, and parts—or 'Names you will not recognize' owing to the relentless intercalation of bodiless bodies. Here is spectral evidence to be used in peeling away the argument that we don't exist. Alternatively, here are 'vestments' to clothe that existence, whose character and purpose are repeatedly reshaped atop a discontinuous ridge of occult figuration. Look out for that."—William Fuller
Factory Hollow Press
American poetry, 21st century, contemporary poetry
Pagel, Caryl, "Experiments I Should Like Tried at My Own Death" (2012). English Faculty Books. 18.