Stash Luczkiw Review

In the Blink of a Third Eye
Spuyten Duyvil, 2020

Rain Taxi Summer 2021

With his latest collection, In the Blink of a Third Eye, three formal vectors converge: poetry, prose, and collage. Oisteanu has been experimenting with all three forms for decades, but here, gathered in a single work, they feed off each other in a ‘surrealist frenzy.’ The common thread, as in all his work, is a relentless exploration of the weirder crannies of human consciousness. Eros is always there somehow, whether in the background or in your face: ‘Fruits in the shape of breasts and vulvas / Wet dreams gushing as a volcanic vent/ Deep caves inside caves, within caves.’

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