Veil: New and Selected Poems / Edition 1

Veil: New and Selected Poems / Edition 1

by Rae Armantrout
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819564508

ISBN-13: 9780819564504

Pub. Date: 10/23/2001

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Rae Armantrout, a core member of the Language writing movement, has long been known for the wit, emotion and punch of her social critique. Veil contains poems from five of Armantrout's previous books as well as a generous selection of new poems. Her work relies tenaciously on the intelligibility of language, her careful syntax bordering on plain speech and…  See more details below

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Rae Armantrout, a core member of the Language writing movement, has long been known for the wit, emotion and punch of her social critique. Veil contains poems from five of Armantrout's previous books as well as a generous selection of new poems. Her work relies tenaciously on the intelligibility of language, her careful syntax bordering on plain speech and meticulously scored lines always questioning how linguistic subjects are formed. Armantrout is interested in questions of origin, and the psychology of perception; she is interested in who is speaking and how we know what we know. Fans will welcome the chance to become reacquainted with her witty and lyric meditations on erotic and family issues, and new readers will be captivated by her poems' immediate availability and freshness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819564504
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
10/23/2001
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
150
Sales rank:
941,013
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Extremities3
Grace4
Generation5
Tone6
View8
Xenophobia9
Anti-Short Story12
Natural History15
Fiction18
Dusk22
Double25
Postcards26
Single Most27
Traveling Through The Yard30
Admission31
Through Walls32
Fiction35
Precedence37
Home Federal38
Engines39
Necromance49
Context51
The Garden52
Sense53
The Book55
Attention56
Language of Love58
Getting Warm60
Disown61
The Creation67
Covers69
My Problem71
A Pulse73
Native75
Crossing77
A Story81
Visibility82
The Daffodils83
Confidential84
Leaving86
Birthmark: The Pretext91
Writing93
Articulation94
Near Rhyme96
Qualia98
My Associates99
Greeting101
Sets102
About104
The Plot106
Here108
Over110
Light111
Statement112
Falling: 1115
Falling: 2116
Theories118
As We're Told120
Systemic121
Overhearing123
The Way125
Ongoing126
Piecemeal128
Rehearsal130
Veil131
Whole134
Our Nature136
Manufacturing138
The Plan140
Counter142
Words143
Inside Out145
Purpose147

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