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paramnesia, n. Memory that is unreal, illusory, or distorted; spec. the phenomenon of déjà vu; an instance of this. Also: loss of memory for the meaning of words.
—Oxford English Dictionary
In Paramnesia, John Tipton’s gnomic phrases and stringent imagery sound the mysteries of syntax to uncover traces of what’s been lost. Here the saturated myths of the ancient world traffic in the banality and derangement of international travel. This is a poetry of centaurs and blast furnaces, glossolalia and linguistics, rich with pattern and forms of its own making:
sound of the filtered song
teased notes that wind out wordless threads
lost even as we listen