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ISBN-10: 1556592264

ISBN-13: 9781556592263

Edition: 2005

Authors: Arthur Sze

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"Sze brings together disparate realms of experience--astronomy, botany, anthropology, Taoism-and observes their correspondences with an exuberant attentiveness."-The New Yorker "Sze's poems seem dazzled and haunted by patterns."-The Washington Post Quipu was a tactile recording device for the pre-literate Inca, an assemblage of colored knots on cords. In his eighth collection of poetry, Arthur Sze utilizes quipu as a unifying metaphor, knotting and stringing luminous poems that move across cultures and time, from elegy to ode, to create a precarious splendor. Revelation never comes as a fern uncoiling a frond in mist; it comes when I trip on a root, slap a mosquito on my arm. We go on,…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Before Sunrise
Ox-Head Dot
La Bajada
Spring Smoke
Lobed Bowl with Black Glaze and White Scalloped Rim
Aqueous Gold
Solstice Quipu
Oracle-Bone Script
The Welt
In the Living Room
The Thermos
Ice Line
The Chromatics of Dawn
X and O
The Angle of Reflection Equals the Angle of Incidence
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