"according to hippocrates hysteria is what happens when your uterus gets up
and wanders around your body. so i don't think men can get it."
This is the word from my Psych Doc Daughter in training!
As for me and poetics, "male hysteric" is an oxymoron, or, maybe more
truthfully, a metaphysical conceit, "the violent yoking together of x & y"
to put that stone splitting baroque appercu into full view. Little bit of
humor in here, too. I don't think I have ever meant a poet that was not 1/2
part hysteric, not to mention a few other contrary elements! (All quite
In this (USA) country's politics - if you have the right surveillance
equipment to see through the players - extreme upon extreme, the baroque is
very much back in fashion. Gradually, out of the shadows, the baroque comes
into view without further need of the equipment. Visibility drives the
players hysteric, at least metaphorically.