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.
|Publisher:||University of Chicago Press|
|Series:||Phoenix Poets Series|
|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.