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The Outernationale
     

The Outernationale

by Peter Gizzi
 

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ISBN-10: 081956737X

ISBN-13: 2900819567375

Pub. Date: 03/31/2008

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Peter Gizzi's powerful new collection fuses documentary truth with imaginative force. The Outernationale locates us “just off the grid,” in an emotional and spiritual frontier, where reverie, outrage, history, and vision merge. Thinking and feeling become one in the urgent music of Gizzi's poems. Saturated with luminous detail, these original poems possess

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Peter Gizzi's powerful new collection fuses documentary truth with imaginative force. The Outernationale locates us “just off the grid,” in an emotional and spiritual frontier, where reverie, outrage, history, and vision merge. Thinking and feeling become one in the urgent music of Gizzi's poems. Saturated with luminous detail, these original poems possess, even in their sorrowing moments, a dizzying freedom. This is both a poetry of conscience and the embodiment of a genuinely poetic consciousness. Objects, images, and their histories are caught here in their half-life, their profoundly human after-life. Gizzi has written a brilliant follow-up to Some Values of Landscape and Weather, a book hailed by Robert Creeley as “a breakthrough book in every way: for reader, for writer, and for the art.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900819567375
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2008
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
132

Table of Contents


A Panic That Can Still Come Upon Me     1
The Quest     12
Stung     13
Scratch Ticket     17
I Wanted the Screen Door of Summer     19
The Outernationale     20
Untitled Amherst Specter     23
A Telescope Protects its View     24
Aubade and Beyond     26
Human Memory is Organic     27
Beacon     31
From a Cinematographer's Letter     38
That's Life     40
Nocturne     43
Lines Depicting Simple Happiness     45
Phantascope (1895)     46
Vincent, Homesick for the Land of Pictures     47
Bipolaroid     54
Last Century Thoughts in Snow Tonight     55
Wintry Mix     56
Cheap Imitation     58
Saturday and its Festooned Potential     59
Homer's Anger     63
Lumiere     72
A Paper Wind     74
The Moonlight Defense     78
Bolshevescent     79
Dead Air     80
Fretless     81
On What became of Mathew Brady's Battle Photographs     86
Protest Song     88
A Western Garden     89
The Outernationale     92
From Here Laughter Sounds Like Crying     105
Acknowledgments     109

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