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The language was intriguing but in the end, it fell short of being interesting enough to keep me on board. is my first time reading the poet I thought Raptors was really enjoyable The style of poems is different than the stuff I usually read I liked it though Each poem takes the form of a small vignette narrating the story of an almost abusive father and the experiences of his family, blending myth and fantasy with realism to create something unique I was impressed by Raptors and would readof this poem I d recommend Raptors is my first time reading the poet I thought Raptors was really enjoyable The style of poems is different than the stuff I usually read I liked it though Each poem takes the form of a small vignette narrating the story of an almost abusive father and the experiences of his family, blending myth and fantasy with realism to create something unique I was impressed by Raptors and would readof this poem I d recommend Raptors Toon Tellegenwas a diamond in the dirtfound among the library for sale booksToon Tellegenmakes silk purses out of sows earsthat is to sayhe takes popular phrases and clichesand turns them into something strange and newlike my mother was a trainmy father hallowed her name This readerwas a pig in mud. I love the absurdity of the poetry. Poems about how dad s are mean and don t show their feelings right Maybe a hundred or so of them Some funny, some predictable, lazy and trite all translated from the Dutch The speaker observes his her dad, mom and brothers throughout the collection mostly the father is comic tragic and embarrassing and this sets him against the brothers mother and they must react The brothers are wolves, the mother looks the other way sometimes literally doing the laundry get it , the father is various Poems about how dad s are mean and don t show their feelings right Maybe a hundred or so of them Some funny, some predictable, lazy and trite all translated from the Dutch The speaker observes his her dad, mom and brothers throughout the collection mostly the father is comic tragic and embarrassing and this sets him against the brothers mother and they must react The brothers are wolves, the mother looks the other way sometimes literally doing the laundry get it , the father is variously small and not very self aware rather, aware of how small he is I think the sentiment here is a boring kind of handicapped pseudo Oedipal musing on a family in close quarters with a mean dad, the Mendelian reality of how that meanness gets passed on through his loins, and a mom who is the silent sufferer The speaker pretends to have no part in it and is never mentioned, which is, I believe, the poet s big trick here Deconstructing subjectivity is kind of boring to me, however, and I didn t really find it very interesting There are certainly funny snippets, though, and this is worth a read If only because it will take like ten minutes to read the whole thing Don t think I d ever read it again Positives easy to read, no crabbed syntax or deep metaphysics, sometimes funny.Negatives predictable psychology that any angsty Western teen is currently also working on verbalizing, repetition in theme and style, seems to be written for someone who is reading their first poem I think I would have really thought this was edgy and mind blowing when I was 15 Ik vind Tellegen altijd fijn als ik eraan begin, maar na een kwart van bijna elke bundel vind ik de herhaling ergerlijk en verlies ik mijn betrokkenheid 800 keer mijn vader is voor mij te veel Dit keer luisterde ik naar het luisterboek, door Tellegen zelf voorgelezen, en begeleid op de piano Het betrof een live opname met publiek Ik vind Tellegen geen fijne voordrager Tellegen s po zie moet je gedoseerd lezen Toch is het ontzettend goed, zijn werk Stof dat als een meisje las ik ademlo Ik vind Tellegen altijd fijn als ik eraan begin, maar na een kwart van bijna elke bundel vind ik de herhaling ergerlijk en verlies ik mijn betrokkenheid 800 keer mijn vader is voor mij te veel Dit keer luisterde ik naar het luisterboek, door Tellegen zelf voorgelezen, en begeleid op de piano Het betrof een live opname met publiek Ik vind Tellegen geen fijne voordrager Tellegen s po zie moet je gedoseerd lezen Toch is het ontzettend goed, zijn werk Stof dat als een meisje las ik ademloos zonder enige ergernis uit, dat zou ik iedereen aanraden te lezen Fascinating The poetry is often lyrical, yet I feel that the meaning and imagery is quite visceral you understand without being able to explain it. 8 10 Raptors is, without a doubt, the best poetry book that I have read so far this year Tellegen is an exciting and playful writer, but big credit should also be given to Judith Wilkinson who did such a marvellous and job of translating it Raptors is a kind of story in poems focusing on a fictional father figure each poem starts with the words My Father The poems hover between magical realism, myth, and straight metaphor, but that makes them sound a little dry These poems are anything but Raptors is, without a doubt, the best poetry book that I have read so far this year Tellegen is an exciting and playful writer, but big credit should also be given to Judith Wilkinson who did such a marvellous and job of translating it Raptors is a kind of story in poems focusing on a fictional father figure each poem starts with the words My Father The poems hover between magical realism, myth, and straight metaphor, but that makes them sound a little dry These poems are anything but dry They are seriously playful they dance, sing, shout and wring their hands, all at the same time If I was asked to copare them to anything I would say maybe Vasko Popa and Charles Simic, with a bit of Selima Hill an Moniza Alvi thrown in `Ebook ☠ Raptors ⇗ With tragicomic bravado and psychological insight, this collection paints a turbulent portrait of a father and his family, creating a poetic sequence that has the scope of a novel and stretches the sense of what is possible in poetry Each poem is presented as an improvisation on the theme of the father, forming a picture of a family held hostage by the mood swings and histrionics of this patriarch Combining intense speed and surprise with moments of sudden slowness, this compilation has the flavor and intensity of a modern classic