Virgil and the Mountain Cat
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At once uncompromising and highly inventive, David Lau's poems are imbued with a musicality that lightens the dark undertones of spoliation and entropy. Many of the poems embody a nexus of interaction with historical events, films, modernist poetic texts, and works of art--but from this allusion and evocation, a multifarious voice emerges. In these pages, the electric linguistic experiment meets a new urban, postnatural poetics, one in which poetry is not just a play of signs and seemings but also a prismatic investigation of our contemporary order: "Hurry up before our factory leaves. / The first column of the Freedom Tower / traduces its ensorcellment in the facade." Here is a poetry both deeply lyrical and resistant, a poetry relentless in its invention and its stance against the apathy of convention and consumption.
List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 3/2/2009
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
|I Prosopopeia Day to Start on the Floorboards|
|Rain to the South|
|Any View a Machine New Organic Shifts Suburbatross Immortality Going Out Man with Archiving Machine Iovis Omnia Plena Happiness Is for the Terrestre Many Jasons Absolute|
|The Tell Pearl The Tupperware Concerto Black Line Drawing|
|II Oil Trees Awkwardnesses|
|They Camped for This Day in the Villages Overlooking the Plain of the River Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Film|
|The Spy's Council of Breezes Civil War Yucca Flats Stag Metacinematic Skirt Border of a Traumatophile Parade Boom Kiss|
|Boom Boom Kiss Restlessness on the Hummock To an Ectopic Shepherd Apotheosis of Groundlessness|
|III Tears Open the Sky behind Every Gesture Now Now There|
|There You Know Her Skirt Settles on a Cow Vertigo Fastener Exclusion|
|Act Scene Heroes of Our America Domesticity Effect July Montaigne Toward Disunion's Opal Land Bridge Extra Strength Resistant Resistance Songs about the Avant-Garde|
|Protest in Philippines Where I Shall Need No Glass Moved Only by Mechanical Device|
|The Birth of Reality Out of Appearance Seiche Yesterday Lectures Virgil and the Mountain Cat Jellyfish|