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
Published:Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.
Series:New California poetry ; 33.
Online Access:Connect to eBook (Available to people from CARLI member institutions.)
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Table of Contents:
  • 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 ©¡ 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.