DescriptionThe Devastation, a performance novel or poem, is based on the fallibility of a single image: a sea-wreck in language, the lovers on the floor of the sea, a sea of poetry, current, currency, connection--the world. How do we value "impoverished speech" or try to find abundance in impoverishment? A narrative that stems from "an image that is never exhausted" whose affect pervades the function of the whole, The Devastation is a lyric exploration of relation and community.
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"Melissa Buzzeo delivers language from its hidden sources and outer fringes with extraordinary poignancy and precision."--Avital Ronell
"The Devastation confronts both what is "left to say" after dystopian collapse and who is "left to say" -- the subject that tells the tale."--Maria Damon "Los Angeles Review of Books"