Nothing Is in Here

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Poetry. Fiction. In this poet's novella, midtown Manhattan unrolls into a parade of grotesque but sympathetic speakers who confront us in partial narratives with no overriding story except onwardness. Poems bloom inside of prose passages which get interrupted by journalistic accounts related to the credit crisis and wars overseas. A series of dramatic monologues without authorial selves, this book is loosely organized by an intelligence and an embodied understanding not unlike a political conscience. Levy writes...
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Overview


Poetry. Fiction. In this poet's novella, midtown Manhattan unrolls into a parade of grotesque but sympathetic speakers who confront us in partial narratives with no overriding story except onwardness. Poems bloom inside of prose passages which get interrupted by journalistic accounts related to the credit crisis and wars overseas. A series of dramatic monologues without authorial selves, this book is loosely organized by an intelligence and an embodied understanding not unlike a political conscience. Levy writes to find out what living in the worlds of allegory and irony means, and what the cost of doing business there while tending one's life might be. We can't mistake his interest in intimacy and beauty.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780578058825
  • Publisher: EOAGH Books
  • Publication date: 2/25/2011
  • Pages: 82
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Andrew Levy's recent titles of poetry and prose include NOTHING IS IN HERE (EOAGH Books, 2011) and Cracking Up (Truck Books, 2010). He is also a contributing writer in collaboration with the President of the United Hearts collective to THE BIG MELT (Factory School, 2007), and author of Memories of My Father (Innerer Klang, 2008), Ashoka (Zasterle Books, 2002), PAPER HEAD LAST LYRICS (Roof Books, 2000), CURVE (O Books, 1994), and VALUES CHAUFFEUR YOU (O Books, 1991), among other titles. Billy Dale Shoots to Kill is forthcoming from Chax Press. Levy is an associate professor of English at BMCC-CUNY, and co- editor, with Roberto Harrison, of the poetry journal CRAYON. He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.
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