Airs, Waters, Places: Poems / Edition 1

Airs, Waters, Places: Poems / Edition 1

by Bin Ramke
     
 

ISBN-10: 087745776X

ISBN-13: 9780877457763

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

Like the ancient medical text by Hippocrates that gives this book its title, Airs, Waters, Places looks with intensity and purpose at the elemental world to understand the possibility of an expanded notion of health in an often disconnected and disconnecting social order. In the poet's words, "To call language a nervous system might be useful: if each sentient

Overview

Like the ancient medical text by Hippocrates that gives this book its title, Airs, Waters, Places looks with intensity and purpose at the elemental world to understand the possibility of an expanded notion of health in an often disconnected and disconnecting social order. In the poet's words, "To call language a nervous system might be useful: if each sentient being is analogous to cells within the organism, language is analogous to the nerves as well as the messages sent along those nerves. There is, there, if not eternity, at least delusion." This is a book of various appetites in constant motion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877457763
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Kuhl House Poets Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
86
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents No Thing....................2
After Artemidorus on Dreams: Oneicriticos....................5
Watery....................9
Zoo....................16
Tiny Wounds: A Theory of Generosity....................18
Uses of Reality....................20
Against the Cycle of Saint Ursula (Carpaccio)....................28
Paraclete....................29
Raise Grief to Music....................31
The Gods That Sleep in Museums....................33
Surface Tension....................35
The Science of Reunion and Opposition....................40
Virtual Sculpture....................41
Moths and the Occasional Dog....................42
Echo....................50
Mortal Danger: Funerary Art....................53
On the Shape of Such as Planets, Like Earth....................55
How Various It Is and Quiet....................61
String....................63
Trouble Deaf Heaven....................66
Gravity and Levity

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