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This Amazing Cage of Light : New and Selected Poems (Paperback) (Martine Bellen)

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Poetry. "WABAC Machine begins innocently enough with the thought that a cat has no real name and proceeds through inexorable dream/? dervish/?fairy tale logic to a place (the wild?) where nouns dissolve. This is a world of radical flux where self is barely even a construction. Let's call it post-human. There is nothing academic about it. Things loom up and are always something else. Here it makes perfect sense for one 'me' to say, 'I sell temporary kitties in the form of reconstituted sponges.'"—Rae Armantrout"Quirky, electric poems, spare and challenging."—Peter Matthiessen"Martine Bellen is a poet of refreshing complexity. Her unpredictable disjunctions and conjunctions and her baroque mix of vivid images and meticulous abstractions make one uncertain whether these poems (in verse composed of prose segments) are precise narrations of the contingent or of dreams or of the former masquerading as the latter. They are full of surprises."—Jackson Mac Low"Martine Bellen's poems dissolve the world of ordinary conversation and etch out patterns that demand another kind of world, one in which ****** is satin—but still ******. And then it comes as something of a shock to find it's in fact our ordinary world still, which she has somehow gotten from a new angle. A real achievement."—Keith Waldrop
Number of Pages: 218.0
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Spuyten Duyvil
Author: Martine Bellen
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 50531992
UPC: 9781941550328
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-9818

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