Susan Howe (Author)

Product Details

Price: $15.95  $14.67
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published Date: May 26, 2020
Pages: 120
Dimensions: 6.0 X 0.3 X 8.5 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780811229593
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About the Author

This, TheMidnight, MyEmilyDickinson, TheQuarry, and TheBirthmark.


In the collage poems language is both word and image. Source texts are cut up and repurposed, overlaid, truncated--they scatter across the page and spill into the gutter, run to the outside margins. Small blocks of quotations are buttressed and broidered by other quotations, slender and enigmatic, running in the opposite direction; some are illegible, serving more as shapes, gnomic geometries born of inscrutable utterances. To embody, in graphic or poetic form, a reconstituted approach to reading and writing, one that reaches beyond the page, through difficulty, silence, and stutters, to another kind of knowledge.--Emily LaBarge
Among the worthiest heirs to the high-modernist line in American poetry. Howe's own 'American aesthetic of uncertainty' shuttles among forms, genres, and states of matter. What connects it all are Howe's powers of insight and the implied relations between her sparkling trouvailles.--Dan Chiasson