Open World Poetry and Geopoetics.
A transcendental system of thought bound together by the unity
of creation and the supremacy of insight over logic for revealing
the deepest truths. Contemplative philosophical poetry
to help mitigate the challenges of our beautiful,
but arduous modern world.
The kind of open world poetry offered by Brian McManus is derived from the Geopoetic philosophy of the renowned Scottish poet and thinker Kenneth White, the influence of the philosophers Nietzsche, Jung and the mystic Gurdjieff. It is further shaped by the connective tissue provided by the work of a host of poets and writers including Kathleen Jamie, T. S. Eliot, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Ezra Pound and is complemented by the inspiring work of a battalion of modern day small press poets. Additionally, the writing
of Robert MacFarlane, Oswald Spengler, Mark Lynas, Martin Rees,
David Wallace-Wells and Jeff Goodell has been pivotol around interrogating
societal change, climate change and what our future holds.
Brian McManus offers an updated and renewed Intellectual Nomadism, a mindscape which does not disavow the socio-personal or modern culture. It remains however a poetry without affectation, without artifice and without the overtly conscious crafting
which tells the reader something about the poet, but a lot less about the subject matter
of the poem. It's a poetry about us, our lives, the earth and the cosmos, our relationship
to them and our place in them. It is polymorphous, a poetry of elegant simplicity,
and is absolutely food for the soul.
Open World Poetry Blog
Brian McManus - 19 April 2021
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