Cry baby mystic
“Bobbing alongside Margery Kempe-an illiterate medieval mystic who dictated the first autobiography in English-the ragged voice of this book-length poem Cry Baby Mystic finds itself drawn into strange predicaments that are not its own and ferried into abandoned spaces by the gearing of stardom and shame. The revolving sentences overheard by the reader-a muffled chorus of Brechtian aftershocks–survive only as traces of sorrow now craved by all who have known it: sound gossiping the unsound, the excess of the pilgrim. A person climbs out and never comes home. Daniel Tiffany is the author of six full-length collections of poetry and five volumes of literary criticism, along with translations of Greek, French, and Italian writers. He is a recipient of the Berlin Prize, awarded by the American Academy in Berlin”–.