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Finalist, 2016 Miller Williams Poetry PrizeThe poems in See You Soon endeavor to test the limits of metaphor and language as their voices speak from the beauty and strangeness of daily experience, testing how we make sense of ourselves to ourselves and to one another. There is love in these poems, and there is failure and absurdity. The characters, in their various situations and guises, find themselves outside of time, space, and identity—at sunset, in an airport, outside a hookah lounge, as a birthday party clown, after a flood.Influenced by H.D., Donald Barthelme, Iris Murdoch, and Gertrude Stein, this work strives to form a resonance chamber for tone and logic that could sustain an intransitive experience of language. The message here is in the invitation of the title—See You Soon—a statement of the complexity of two people going in a mutual direction in time, and of camaraderie along the way.
Number of Pages: 71
Series Title: Miller Williams Poetry
Publisher: Univ of Arkansas Pr
Author: Laura Mckee
Street Date: March 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-3113