And His Orchestra

And His Orchestra

by Benjamin Paloff



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887485992
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Series: Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

BENJAMIN PALOFF is the author of an earlier collection of poems, The Politics, and the translator of several works from Central and Eastern Europe. He teaches at the University of Michigan.

Table of Contents

• Intro
Being and Event
Event and Identity
Identity and Difference
Difference and Repetition
Repetition/Fear and Trembling
Humanism and Terror
Terrors and Experts
Experience and Education
On Education and Kindred Subjects
On Nothing and Kindred Subjects
Subjects of Desire
Desire and Domestic Fiction
Fictional Truth
Truth and Method
Methods of Logic
Logic and Time
Time and Sense
Poetry and the Fate of the Sense
The End of the Poem
The Illusion of the End
Beyond the Chains of Illusion
The Great Chain of Being

What People are Saying About This

Erin Belieu

“Benjamin Paloff’s poetry has an extraordinary gift for making the effervescence of thought tangible while projecting the sensual world into brilliant 3-D. How obvious that the brain and body are connected; that however much we like to pretend separate states for our being, the gray and the meaty matter rule together. And yet so few manage to land as surprisingly and truthfully as Paloff does on this essential mark.”

Alice Fulton

“Benjamin Paloff—and his orchestra—improvise a poetry of ideas that takes ontology and philosophy into wildly engaging and ungoverned territory. The spaces between relations—human and linguistic—fibrillate and shift in these ingenious meditations. [. . .] Paloff’s Orchestra is constructed of speech as much as ideas, and the language is so colloquial and omniscient it’s like eavesdropping on the inner life of a demiurge. The effect is mesmerizing.”

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