Romey's Order

Romey's Order

by Atsuro Riley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226719448

ISBN-13: 9780226719443

Pub. Date: 04/01/2010

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Romey's Order is an indelible sequence of poems voiced by an invented (and inventive) boy-speaker called Romey, set alongside a river in the South Carolina lowcountry.

 

As the word-furious eye and voice of these poems, Romey urgently records--and tries to order--the objects, inscape, injuries, and idiom of his "blood-home" and childhood world.

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Romey's Order is an indelible sequence of poems voiced by an invented (and inventive) boy-speaker called Romey, set alongside a river in the South Carolina lowcountry.

 

As the word-furious eye and voice of these poems, Romey urgently records--and tries to order--the objects, inscape, injuries, and idiom of his "blood-home" and childhood world. Sounding out the nerves and nodes of language to transform "every burn-mark and blemish," to “bind our river-wrack and leavings," Romey seeks to forge finally (if even for a moment) a chord in which he might live. Intently visceral, aural, oral, Atsuro Riley's poems bristle with musical and imaginative pleasures, with story-telling and picture-making of a new and wholly unexpected kind. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226719443
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Phoenix Poets Series
Pages:
54
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Flint-Chant

Picture

Turn

Strand

Object

Skin

Map

Drift-Raft

Tablet

Box

Nullaby

Story

Drill

Diorama

Filmstrip

Rage-Lodge

Skillet

Campground

Scroll

Bell

Fosterling-Song

Hutch

Roses

Clary

O

Chord

Notes

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