This poem returns me to the site of openness, a feeling that is older than the material world could be. Yet it returns often to an idea of architecture, of structure, of what would it mean to let animals take over part of your house? To acquiesce to them rather than view them as pests to be gotten rid of? To relinquish traditional attitudes towards property and authorship?
— Anna Gurton-Wachter on "Poem from Hypnosis" at The Poetry Society of America.
The poem, along with many others, can be found in Gurton-Wachter's UTOPIA PIPE DREAM MEMORY here: https://bit.ly/2u1dKDr
This is the first poem, or proem, in my first book Utopia Pipe Dream Memory. It encapsulates many of the themes that appear throughout the book: imagi...