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Virgil and the Mountain Cat

ISBN-10: 0520258746

ISBN-13: 9780520258747

Edition: 2009

Authors: David Lau

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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.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 3/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 79
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242

Acknowledgments
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
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