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Same Diff (Paperback) (Donato Mancini)

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Same Diff by Donato Mancini meets at the intersection of contemporary poetry, art, and current politics. Influenced by documentary cinema such as the films of Frederic Wiseman, Dada poets, montage techniques, and a range of modern poets, Same Diff explores the way social and economic histories become imprinted within language itself.

The political and poetic melancholy of our moment is revealed in a long poem on climate change, particularly the disappearance of snow, while the real-life effects of fiscal austerity and poverty are voiced in fragments conveying social neuroses that stem from amplified, unfair competition for basic necessities.
The nonce forms of Same Diff draw attention to their construction and history using monotype fonts, speaking to the surfaces of words and paper, and diverging from a sole focus on meaning.
Each poem introduces a dominant motif that develops through repetition and incremental variations, sourcing language from news-papers, online sources, and overheard conversations to create an emotive effect, as felt in music.
Number of Pages: 141
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Donato Mancini
Language: English
Street Date: April 18, 2017
TCIN: 51774706
UPC: 9781772011364
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-3022
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