My Radar Data Knows Its Thing
Lytton Smith (Author)
DescriptionPoetry. Lytton Smith's MY RADAR DATA KNOWS ITS THING, winner of the 2017 Foundlings Press Artist Residency and Chapbook Contest, is a deeply sensitive, wide-ranging, and lyrical exploration of human connection, technology, proximity, the past in the present, and the natural environment. "With each poem that begins with his namesake's classic line, Lytton Smith's chapbook tests the limits of language just as it tests the limits of human relationships," the poet Anthony Caleshu writes. "Words hold us together even when we're questioning their validity. Our linguistic (and so our human) scale has just gotten bigger and bolder." The book features illustrations and conceptual design from Philadelphia-based artist Stephen Fitzmaurice.
April 19, 2018
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About the Author
Lytton Smith is the author of WHILE YOU WERE APPROACHING THE SPECTABLE BUT BEFORE YOU WERE TRANSFORMED BY IT (Nightboat Books, 2013) and THE ALL-PURPOSE MAGICAL TENT (Nightboat Books, 2009), which won the Nightboat Poetry Books Poetry Prize. He's also the translator of several books from the Icelandic. The novel Öræfi--The Wastelands, from the Icelandic of Ófeigur Sigurðsson, was published by Deep Vellum in 2018. He is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at SUNY Geneseo.