Metropole.

Geoffrey G. O'Brien's third collection opens with a set of lyric experiments whose music and mutable syntax explore the social relations concealed in material things. O'Brien's poems measure the "vague cadence" of daily life, testing both the value and limits of art in...

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Main Author: O'Brien, Mr. Geoffrey G.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.
Series:New California poetry ; 33.
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Main Author:O'Brien, Mr. Geoffrey G.
Summary:Geoffrey G. O'Brien's third collection opens with a set of lyric experiments whose music and mutable syntax explore the social relations concealed in material things. O'Brien's poems measure the "vague cadence" of daily life, testing both the value and limits of art in a time of vanishing publics and permanent war. The long title poem, written in a strict iambic prose, charts the disappearance of the poetic into the prosaic, of meter into the mundane, while reactivating the very possibilities it mourns: O'Brien's prosody invests the prose of things with the intensities of verse. In the charged.
General Notes:Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Vague Cadence; Bohemian Grove; Poem Beginning to End; Left Behind; Poem with No Good Lines; Failed Catalog; Forms of Battle; Three Years; The Other Arts; White of the Eyes; Folie à Deux; Ambien; Old WarInjury; Ecstatic Norm; Having Since Moved On; Restricted Palette; The Sütterlin Method; Dizzy Procession; Street Cry; To Be Read in Either Direction; Metropole; Acknowledgments.
Physical Description:1 online resource (109 pages)
ISBN:9780520948273
0520948270
1283277530
9781283277532