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Where They Would Never Be Invited (Paperback) (Jesse Nissim)

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Poetry. "Jesse Nissim writes: 'I am freely quoting a fantasy for less. / I call it a capitalism of the low roof, it is located / along the river with the continual pay per view.' Jesse Nissim's poems burn with a hard, gemlike flame; they call on us to become better and better and seeing and thinking and feeling. 'I heard the suburbs found likable our business. / I dream of persons and pets. A family of staircases / measures space.' How to be alone (how to be most alive), how to be with others (how to be most alive). Her poems inspire us to create emotion fused with analysis fused with despair fused with hope fused with power: 'What notoriously American fashion is back in power / as neighboring roofs drift coolly down shore? / Retreat from the secret money / root hospitality in a boat.' Where they would never be invited is a superb book."—Joseph Lease

"The uncanny architecture of the three long poems that make up Jesse Nissim's Where they would never be invited is in itself elegiac and moving. And elegy, here, 'sieving morality from myth / in filmy layers' is complicated. As age-old longings to make a home have become 'a famous scene of captivity,' is it we who are culpable? Have we come to inhabit our desires as if squatters in a devastation we cannot afford to own? Yet, Nissim's voice never falters in its tender attention to our 'tilted' dreams and 'translucent illusions' born in capitalism's centrifuge. And, yes, page by page, stunningly, the poems eviscerate American capitalism—even as lawn chairs, bathtubs, fences, backyards, and wall paint are spun and lifted up in compassionate articulation until they form a 'single logic,' which like a dream, 'hunts the internal.' And, not just the internal, but the eternal as well, for as Nissim tells us, 'the real broken transaction is darkness.'"—Barbara Tomash
Number of Pages: 56
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Jesse Nissim
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2016
TCIN: 51322746
UPC: 9780996400176
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-0328
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