The result is a long poem that at different times appears modern and ancient, common and rare, solitary and communal. The effect works beautifully. What makes it so engaging? The answer seems to rest in a series of risky stylistic choices made by the author.
As I said before, the reviews for Sequence are pouring in. The current issue of Vallum (12:2, the Humour issue, no less!) features Patrick M. Pilarski’s thoughtful take on Sequence. In order to access this review and the more than usually entertaining contents of the journal, be sure to check out Vallum’s website, particularly their print and digital susbcription options.