With Strings / Edition 1

With Strings / Edition 1

by Charles Bernstein
     
 

With Strings catapults Charles Bernstein into the future of American poetry. A compilation of sixty-nine poems in various forms and styles, dating mostly from the 1990s, it is his most buoyant collection to date. With its fractured nursery rhymes, distressed mottoes, runcible riddles, and inscrutable sayings, Bernstein takes us on a poetic trip that swerves

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With Strings catapults Charles Bernstein into the future of American poetry. A compilation of sixty-nine poems in various forms and styles, dating mostly from the 1990s, it is his most buoyant collection to date. With its fractured nursery rhymes, distressed mottoes, runcible riddles, and inscrutable sayings, Bernstein takes us on a poetic trip that swerves from the comic to the political, from the whimsical to the elegiac. The whole presents a densely sounded echo chamber in which a range of themes, moods, and perceptions extend and reverberate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226044606
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
139
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

In Place of a Preface a Preface
Thinking I Think I Think3
Ballad of Blue Green Plate6
Fiddle of the Rat Faced Men7
Total Valor8
But Pharaoh Did Not Listen to Moses9
Two Places at Once10
Captain Cappuccino and His Merry Con Leches11
From Talk Alone You Don't Get a Poem13
Immanuel Can't but Sammy Can14
In Between15
Polynesian Days16
Nickey, Turn Off the Lights (2)18
The Age of Correggio and the Carracci19
Poem20
Like This22
The Impunity of Garden Flowers26
Johnny Cake Hollow27
The Manufacture of Negative Experience28
The Knees Have It34
The Human Abstract35
Poem Composed for Jackson Mac Low36
Doggy Bag39
The Throat40
Anaffirmation42
Little Orphan Anagram43
Common Stock44
The Smell of Cheap Cigars48
Max Weber's Favorite Tylenol for Teething49
American Boy with Bat51
Cover Up Me for I Cannot Myself Cover52
Echo Off (Use Other Entrance)53
Lily's Dream58
Continuity of Affiliation/Disabling Capacity59
Memories61
The Emotional Truth63
Circumstraint64
Your Ad Here68
Empty Biscuits69
If Gif Were a Place70
Ruminative Ablution71
Today's Not Opposite Day72
Peanut Butter and Jellyfish78
Mr. Matise in San Diego79
Egg Under My Feet80
Low Regrets81
It's Always Fair Measure83
Breastworks84
Besotted Desquamation85
O! Li Po!88
Contagious Proximity89
Windows 9590
Pinot Blanco91
My God Has an Attitude Problem92
The Holler93
The Inevitable Flow of Material Things Through the Pores of the Years94
Hoods and Scatters102
These Horses Do Not Move Up and Down103
The Stepmother's Hunger104
"This Us Is Only ..."105
Ms. Otis Regrets106
The Boy Soprano114
No More Cartwheels Off the Dock115
Frequently Unasked Questions116
Inturpitude117
Why We Ask You Not to Touch118
Make It Snappy & That's Final119
Sprung Monuments120
This Poem Intentionally Left Blank121
Log Rhythms122
Notes and Acknowledgments131

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