Or, the Ambiguities (Paperback)

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I can't think of a better way to explore unstable conditions like grief than with poetry that gives you no familiar way to approach it. Weiser's formal experiments skillfully weave words and sounds into new and surprisingly expressive combinations, presenting a new way to approach both poetry and life. While a familiarity with Herman Melville's Pierre will certainly deepen your appreciation of this book, I see no reason why Or, the Ambiguities couldn't be a gateway to that other great work.

-- Adam

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Poetry. OR, THE AMBIGUITIES is a book of long poems that asks how we correspond with the dead. Written with and through various works by Herman Melville, the poems in this collection invent new visual forms in order to playfully enact Jack Spicer's idea that poems are "how we dead men write to each other.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781937027612
ISBN-10: 1937027619
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse
Publication Date: November 11th, 2015
Pages: 96
Language: English