some deer left the yard moving day

some deer left the yard moving day

by Andrew Peterson
     
 

Poetry. "To: 'quincify.' To: 'decolonize.' Andy's Peterson's some deer is dedicated to 'Naropa,' the university he attended for two years. There, he drew rancid, ebullient comics and amazed us all—his 'blood company'—with stand-up, improvised accounts and physical examples of a contemporary hybrid poetics. As Oscar Wilde said, 'There is no such

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Poetry. "To: 'quincify.' To: 'decolonize.' Andy's Peterson's some deer is dedicated to 'Naropa,' the university he attended for two years. There, he drew rancid, ebullient comics and amazed us all—his 'blood company'—with stand-up, improvised accounts and physical examples of a contemporary hybrid poetics. As Oscar Wilde said, 'There is no such thing as spontaneity.' I always understood this to mean that the person who improvises the best [Andy Peterson] is also the person who has enough time inside them that, when prompted, it [time] can come out. By 'time,' I mean that unique combination of dream-soaked inner life and scholarship that—in Peterson's work—is the capacity to move between a 'lit dusk,' 'its rituals,' and the 'cheerful madness' that a life in community brings. The experiment is to stay alive. In the words of the author himself via Creeley [quoted] [voltage]: 'Poets don't invent the world (they live it).' They: 'Forget to ask but remember to release via kisses.' And so on. I can't decide. Is this book a 'waterfall' or is it a 'volcano'? Or is it, as the Buddhist saying goes: 'Both-both.' Both things at once."—Bhanu Kapil

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609641306
Publisher:
BlazeVOX books
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Andrew K. Peterson's poetry publications include SOME DEER LEFT THE YARD MOVING DAY (BlazeVOX [books], 2013), karaoke lipsync opera (White Sky Press, 2012), MUSEUM OF THROWN OBJECTS (BlazeVOX [books], 2010), bonjour meriwether and the rabid maps (Equinox Chapbook Contest runner up, Fact-Simile Press 2011), and two collaborative chapbooks with the word "here" in the titles: Here Come the Groovies (with Joseph Cooper), and Between Here and the Telescopes (with Elizabeth Guthrie). He edits the online journal summer stock, and lives in Massachusetts.

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