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Om Sub Divo
The most famous use of the phrase sub divo appears in Horaces ode on patriotism, in which the poet enjoins the young to embrace the military, to suffer poverty, and, in a life of service to the nation, be sub divo (under the sky).In this collection of poems, however, Norm Sibum suggests that we are all of us sub divo, no matter who or what we are. Living under a sky from which there is no escape, with the conversion of value to parody almost complete, our poets are as likely to be fascists as they are rebels or conscientious objectors. Shall we talk it up, he asks his friend Foulard: how were isolate / In our skins Harps strung for satire and plunging tears?Personal, epistolary, corrosive, vented with Sibums classical spleen and explosive prosody, Sub Divo delves into the slap-happy passion and the colonial, scrappy, boisterous business of American culturewhile at the same time asking what future there is for a world divided even now / In the only places where we cohere, when all the disparate pieces drifting in us / Pine one for the other and look / For the ceremony that will join them.