Recent Reviews of Cyrus Console’s The Odicy

OmniVerse is pleased to share three recent reviews of Cyrus Console’s The Odicy:

In “The Latest with Stephen Burt,” a podcast from The WPR Vocarium at Harvard University, poet, reviewer, and professor of English Stephen Burt reviews Cyrus Console’s new book along with titles from Allan Peterson, Laura Kasischke, Juliana Spahr, and Harmony Holiday. Click here and scroll down to “The Latest: Episode One” to listen to the podcast.

David Habawdnik reviews The Odicy at Jacket2:

The title of Cyrus Console’s book THE ODICY is a pun that references Homer’s epic and Leibniz’s 1710 book Théodicée, which coined the term “theodicy,” a defense or vindication of God in respect to the existence of evil. As such, it immediately calls into play related, but disparate texts (and indeed, modes of discourse), as well as different cultural-historical moments. And it hints at what is perhaps a fatal overdetermination of elements at work in this book of poems.

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And Joshua Marie Wilkinson reviews The Odicy at The Volta‘s Friday Feature:

“If what moves you must have one way through time / So must thunder,” writes Cyrus Console in The Odicy (Omnidawn 2011), which casts a shifty set of spells through a poetic line that oscillates between sounding like a drugged Milton and an incredulous outsider. It is an evil-obsessed work comprised of peculiar sonnets, in a loose blank verse with some weirdly insistent rhymes. Nothing quite like it really comes to mind.

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