The Afterlife of Objects

The Afterlife of Objects

by Dan Chiasson

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The Afterlife of Objects by Dan Chiasson

Both intensely personal and rooted in recognizable events of American life, The Afterlife of Objects is a kind of dreamed autobiography. The enigmas of an individual mind become, in Dan Chiasson's poems, puzzles with wider social and historical significance. This sophisticated debut collection asks us to imagine our selves back into real life, evoking highly complex states of mind and feeling in a voice both highly lyrical and pitched to the discordant music of contemporary life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226103778
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Series: Phoenix Poets Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dan Chiasson is an assistant professor of English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His poems have appeared in magazines such as Paris Review, Ploughshares Slate, Threepenny Review, and Partisian Review. He was named "Debut Poet" by the New Yorker in 2001.

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