Megan Burns on IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES
"Hauke’s language is consistently stunning in both his word choice and in his timing to deliver what he will tell and what he will remove. In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes delivers not only a breathtaking poem but also intrigues the reader with the making of itself. It takes on the idea of the archaic pastoral in the age of post-language poetry, and it seamlessly welds the concept of beauty captured in the line with the relentless pursuit for that elusive creature. 'Trust the smudge that allows one to tear/ through into another,' Hauke tells us. The poet smudges the page and we wander with them: trust."
I am so grateful to Megan Burns this incredibly sharp and expansive review of IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES (Publication Studio, 2013) in the new H_NGM_N.