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Moving from the mundane to the profound, first through observation of fact and matter, then shifting perspective, engaging a deeper sense of self, these poems re-imagine things great and small, making us care deeply about the world around us. In this cultivated and intricately crafted collection, Sally Keith shows the self as a crucible of force--that which compels us to exert ourselves upon the world, and meanwhile renders us vulnerable to it. Force by which a line unfurls--as in Robert Smithson's colossal Spiral Jetty--or leads with forward motion--a train hurdling along the west-reaching railroad; Edweard Muybridge's photographic reels charting animal and human locomotion. With poems remarkable in their clarity, captivating in their matter-of-factness, Keith examines the impossible and inevitable privacy of being a person in the world, meanwhile negotiating an inexorable pull toward the places we call home--one we alternately try and fail to resist.
  • ISBN13: 9781571314482
  • Publisher: Milkweed Editions
  • Pubilcation Year: 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00063
Specifications
FormatPaperback
Publication DateNovember 13, 2012
Primary CategoryPoetry/American - General
Publisher ImprintMilkweed Editions

The Fact of the Matter: Poems

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