Bone Light

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Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Red Hen Press
Publish Date
Pages
61
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.2 X 8.8 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781597091350
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About the Author

Orlando White is Diné (Navajo) from Sweetwater, Arizona. He is of the Zuni Water Edge People and born for the Mexican Clan. He received his A.A. and B.F.A. in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and his M.F.A. from Brown University. He is a recipient of a Truman Capote Creative Writing Fellowship, a Zora Neale Hurston award from Naropa University, and many other poetry scholarships from the Idyllwild Arts, Napa Valley, and Taos summer writing programs. He has been involved with many mentor programs and has taught creative writing to elementary, high school, and college students in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, New York, and Rhode Island. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Red Ink Magazine, To Topos, 26 Magazine, and Ur Vox.

Reviews

Orlando White's Bone Light recreates poetry from the molecular level.
His vision presents language letter by letter: as body, as recipe, as
originary myth, as admonition. Here, poetry moves stealthily through
the smallest increments, in the "pause between ink and letter when
words are silent, unclothed."In that bare space, poems keep time
through their own arcane measure and the reader sees a "human
clock"emerge, one whose face is as much halo as empty zero. This
astonishing writing dissects language with surgical and magical
precision.White peels back our assumptions like a skin and gives us
the irradiated, irreducible light of the bone.

Elizabeth Robinson"

Orlando White's Bone Light recreates poetry from the molecular level.
His vision presents language letter by letter: as body, as recipe, as
originary myth, as admonition. Here, poetry moves stealthily through
the smallest increments, in the "pause between ink and letter when
words are silent, unclothed."In that bare space, poems keep time
through their own arcane measure and the reader sees a "human
clock"emerge, one whose face is as much halo as empty zero. This
astonishing writing dissects language with surgical and magical
precision.White peels back our assumptions like a skin and gives us
the irradiated, irreducible light of the bone.

Elizabeth Robinson

"
Orlando White's poetry glimmers with Dine notions of thought creating thought while re-configuring saad (language) into floating archipelagos of states which mutate into flashes of images that compel and startle. His work then peels forth a new perception of what language might be if we eliminate our own desires to maintain stasis in a changed world. Bone Light is an occasion marking the illumination of the body s silence, the blank areas in which our breathing shadows the stains of letters punched onto the surface of a blank page, where the poet pages back a blank sound, filling it with the open dark as he amputates one letter to fix another so that we too may be changed in the act of the recoding of language. Sherwin Bitsui "