[Canadian poet laureate Fred Wah posted this kind response to the reprint of EVACUATION ROUTES on his blog recently.]
Evacuation Routes by A.L. Nielsen
|Aldon sent along this nice chapbook reprint (original 1992),
Escamotage Editions 2012. Thing about the sentence in these mostly prose
pieces is that it does such wonderful things when it’s not in service
to the narrative; these sentences scurry and hide like escaped slaves.|
But this fits since I’m also reading James Clifford’s Routes: Travel and Translation in the Late Twentieth Century and thinking of a quote there from C.L.R. James: “…movement, not where you are or what you have, but where you come from, where you are going and the rate at which you are getting there.” Try putting that onto the sentence!