Museum of Thrown Objects

Museum of Thrown Objects

by Andrew Peterson
     
 

Poetry. "Imagine an ocean leaving its bed to hover above itself, where it should not be, to form a 'silhouette' visible against an 'afternoon.' The technology of displacement is deployed, in Andrew Peterson's brilliant book, to create: not 'delay' but 'fusion.' It makes sense, then, to build a museum out of artifacts that would, in the wetness beyond

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Poetry. "Imagine an ocean leaving its bed to hover above itself, where it should not be, to form a 'silhouette' visible against an 'afternoon.' The technology of displacement is deployed, in Andrew Peterson's brilliant book, to create: not 'delay' but 'fusion.' It makes sense, then, to build a museum out of artifacts that would, in the wetness beyond architecture, disappear by 'low tide,' but are instead 'kept.' Locked away in a decaying archive, 'the thrown objects' form perverse alliances when the lights dim. Where the genitalia should be, for example, are 'leafs and bugs.' Intra-species, foaming, future-soaked, and with a 'metallic corsage' delicately sewn to the wrist, the figures in Peterson's poems come to get you. And they do. They get you and take you somewhere until: 'we are all here together in our new place'"--Bhanu Kapil.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935402848
Publisher:
BlazeVOX Books
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Pages:
171

Meet the Author


Andrew K. Peterson is the author of MUSEUM OF THROWN OBJECTS (BlazeVOX Books, 2010) and My Worth (Black Lodge Press, 2010), and collaborated with poet Elizabeth Guthrie on Between Here and the Telescopes (Slumgullion Press, 2008). Recent and forthcoming journal publications include: Dusie, 350 Poems Project, Fact-Simile's A sh Anthology, and The Offending Adam. Received an MFA in Poetry from The Kerouac School at Naropa University, and currently lives in Massachusetts. He is a co-founder and editor of Livestock Editions, a collective devoted to publishing experimental poetry.

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