Is

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In Is, Wayne Dodd continues his on-going search for a poetry able to incorporate the polyphony of our culture’s past, while investigating the insights and implications of quantum physics and the motion and fate of our being. At once lyrical, self-mocking, skeptical, and haunted by loss, Is gives us a complex music and tone for our time.

Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio University, Wayne Dodd is the author of eleven books of poetry and a book for children. He was editor...

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In Is, Wayne Dodd continues his on-going search for a poetry able to incorporate the polyphony of our culture’s past, while investigating the insights and implications of quantum physics and the motion and fate of our being. At once lyrical, self-mocking, skeptical, and haunted by loss, Is gives us a complex music and tone for our time.

Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio University, Wayne Dodd is the author of eleven books of poetry and a book for children. He was editor of The Ohio Review from 1972 until 2001. Among his awards and honors are a Rockefeller Residency, an NEA Fellowship, a National Book Critics Circle Award nomination, and the Ohio Governor’s Award for the Arts.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781929918416
  • Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: American Poets Continuum Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

People Rode the Subway Then 13
Say a Person Suddenly 14
Etc. 15
Some Sentences 16
Let's Say This Is a Propitious Day 17
Four Compositions Clustered Around a Disappearing Center 18
Black Holes in Her Stockings, Dark Matter in Her Seams 22
Titivational Notes Anent de Langue (and de Short of It) 25
An Afternoon in Summer (1998) 27
Postulation and Reply 28
Figure and Ground 30
Looks Like We're Going to Have to Knuckle Down Down Here, Winsocki 35
Outtakes From a (Unauthorized) Biopic of America 41
Self-Portrait 49
One Plus One: Equals 50
Non-Narrative 52
Standard Candle 53
Precis 54
Q & A (Mostly Q) 58
In the Age of the Declarative 59
Language Study 60
Wallace Stevens Considers the Untranslatability of the Word Gita 61
In the Knot Beyond Reproof 62
Feather Boas on the Terrace 63
Apperception. Animadversion 67
This Is a Poem 70
It Could Be Anything 74
Now: A Gathering of Fragments 78
In Quell' Evo: Un Romanzo di Nove Parti 83
Acknowledgements 89
About the Author 91
Colophon 96
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