of desire & the desert — David McLean


of desire & the desert — David McLean

a collection of poems written after rereading “Mille plateaux” by Deleuze & Guatarri, which you can get here

‘Despite the innate rationalism of the traditional philosopher… something I’ve never excelled at…David McLean’s poetry does not fall flat into any sort of rigidity. An atheist, David, when asked, says that principles, & secular humanism, are not obligatory tenets of atheism, indeed, are counter-productive. Humanism presupposes a higher notion of the human, a reverence for it, yet David & his work retain and glitter with an irreverent & delightful disdain for humanity, the devolution of the human race. A scholar of and practitioner of ancient, modern & postmodern philosophies, the “body without organs” trembles in his poetry, inviting the reader through millions of conduits into a sensibility of ghost death love childhood in a voice original such as few modern voices I’ve confronted in my reading. Vistas open.’

Carolyn Srygley-Moore.


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