The Book of Interfering Bodies

The Book of Interfering Bodies

by Daniel Borzutzky


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Beginning with an epigraph from the 9/11 Commission Report, The Book of Interfering Bodies re-imagines the poet as bureaucrat, barbaric writer, and terrorist. In this book, poems that invoke the role of the writer in society alternate with apocalyptic prose pieces that recall Borges' "Library of Babel." In the process, Borzutzky creates a 21st century response to our most enduing twentieth century writers, from Beckett to Lispector.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984459827
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

DANIEL BORZUTZKY is a Chilean-American writer and translator living in Chicago. He is the author of The Ecstasy of Capitulation and Arbitrary Tales. His books of translation include Song for his Disappeared Love by Raúl Zurita and Port Trakl by Jaime Luis Huenún.

Table of Contents

The Book of Flesh
Failure in the Imagination
The Book of Holes
State Poetry
The Readers
Between Hole-Word and Word-Word
The Book of Lovers
In my Numb Heart, a Prick of Misgiving
The Book of Glass
Love in the Time of Poetry
The Book of Graves
The Rocket
The Book of Echoes
Budget Cuts Prevent me from Writing Poetry
The Book of Expectations
In Other Words
The Book of Forgotten Bodies
One Size Fits All
The Book of Broken Bodies
Poetry is Dangerous in America
The Book of Prayers
The Relevance of Poetry in our Current Climate
The Book of Voices
Small Woman, Big Man
The Book of Non-Writing
The Synchronous Aspect of Bitter Folly
The Book of Waiting
Crazy Jane Finds a Dog
The Book of Decomposition
Bureaucratic Love Prevention Game
The Book of Collapsing Nations
Neighborhood Poem
The Book of Equality
Dream of Laughter and Silence
The Book of Rubble
The Book of Interfering Bodies

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“Unflinching if shell-shocked, Daniel Borzutzky is recording our suicide as it happens.”

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