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Bivouac
     

Bivouac

by Laura Solomon
 

Poetry. "'The noose is sung and to the point / that it pretties and offers succor,' is the dire paradox that opens Laura Solomon's remarkable first collection, BIVOUAC. At once sensuous and stringent, necessitous and playful, these poems are willing to test the limits of the lyric in the service of a higher calling: the echo-location of the indicted self within

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Poetry. "'The noose is sung and to the point / that it pretties and offers succor,' is the dire paradox that opens Laura Solomon's remarkable first collection, BIVOUAC. At once sensuous and stringent, necessitous and playful, these poems are willing to test the limits of the lyric in the service of a higher calling: the echo-location of the indicted self within a "trampoline topography" where consumption is the order of the day. Solomon sets a watch in these foreclosed landscapes in order to de-map and reclaim them, to allow for the possibility of beauty, if not salvation, and she does so in a language that is as deft as it is compelling—Cort Day. Laura Solomon, 25, has published poems and criticism in magazines including Both, LIT, Seneca Review, nowCulture, Phoebe, Pool and Rain Taxi. She graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens, and currently lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971821910
Publisher:
Slope Editions
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
62
Product dimensions:
57.50(w) x 87.50(h) x 2.50(d)

Meet the Author

Laura Solomon was born in 1976 and grew up in the deep South. She studied Political Science and Literature at the University of Georgia in Athens, and later Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her first book BIVOUAC was published by Slope Editions in 2002. Other publications include a chapbook, Letters by which Sisters Will Know Brothers (Katalanche Press 2005), and Haiku des Pierres / Haiku of Stones by Jaques Poullaouec, a translation from the French with Sika Fakambi (Apogee Press, 2006). Her second book of poetry Blue and Red Things has just been released by Ugly Duckling Presse. Currently she lives in Philadelphia where she works as a tutor and researcher for an adult literacy intervention program.

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