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Into It Poems

ISBN-10: 0374530572
ISBN-13: 9780374530570
Edition: N/A
Authors: Lawrence Joseph
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Description: Strikingly contemporary new work by an acclaimed poet Into It, Lawrence Joseph's fourth book of poems, is as bold a book as any in American poetry today-an attempt to give voice to the extremes of American reality in the time since, as Joseph puts  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 3/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Strikingly contemporary new work by an acclaimed poet Into It, Lawrence Joseph's fourth book of poems, is as bold a book as any in American poetry today-an attempt to give voice to the extremes of American reality in the time since, as Joseph puts it, "the game changed." Joseph's first three books dramatized the challenge of maintaining one's self in a world in the hold of dehumanizing forces. The new book finds him in a time and place where "the immense enlargement / of our perspectives is confronted / by a reduction of our powers of action"-where the word "wargame" is a verb and "the weight of violence / is unparalleled in the history / of the species." Along the New York waterfront, on a crowded street, at the site where the World Trade Center stood: Joseph enters into these places to capture the thoughts and images, the colors and feelings, and the language that give the present its pressured complexity. Few contemporary writers have been able to shape this material into poetry, but Joseph has done so masterfully-in poems that are daring, searching, and classically satisfying. Into It is a new work by a poet of great originality and scope.

In It, Into It, Inside It, Down In
When One Is Feeling One's Way
The Bronze-Green Gold-Green Foreground
I Note in a Notebook
Inclined to Speak
The Pattern-Parallel Map or Graph
Woodward Avenue
On That Side
What Do You Mean, What?
August Abstract
Why Not Say What Happens?
In a Mood
Unyieldingly Present
News Back Even Further Than That
Rubaiyat
Metamorphoses (After Ovid)
What Is There to Understand?
A Year Ago This June
In the Shape of Fate over My Father's Birth
The Single Necessity
History for Another Time
That Too
The Game Changed
Once Again

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