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kedge

Nautical
a light anchor, used esp for kedging

kedge

[kej]
(navigation)
To move, as a vessel, by carrying out an anchor, letting it go, and hauling the ship up to the anchor.
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The heart of Kedging, however, lies in the books three long projects.
The title poem, "Kedging in Time,' (first published under the title Thirty-nine among the Sands, His Steps" in CR 51:4 & 52:1) is a more ambitious affair.
To "kedge," an epigraph to the poem explains, is "To warp a ship, or move it from one position to another by winding in a hawser attached to a small anchor dropped at some distance." In the genial and roundabout essay "Kedging in Kedging in Time," published in CR 52:2/3/4 and included as part of Kedging's sixth section, "The Back of the Book," Matthias describes his use of these prior texts (along with various memoirs, histories, and logbooks): they are "secure holds for the kedge-anchor of my reefed verbal craft." This is a bit too diffident, I fear; it gives the impression of the poem as an unwieldy, engineless hulk being dragged from one extra-textual anchor-point to the next.
The questions that are put to him derive either directly from Hitchcock or from kedging activities already introduced.