Eye Against Eye

Eye Against Eye


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Eye Against Eye by Forrest Gander

"Among the most gifted and accomplished poets of his generation" (Mark Rudman).

The three long poems in Eye Against Eye convey the wrought particulars of intimate human relations, perceptions of the landscape, and the historical moment, tense with political exigencies. Mayan ruins invoke the collapsing Twin Towers, love between parents and child blister with tension, and a bicycle thief shatters the narcotic illusion of a private accord. Also contained is "Late Summer Entry," a series of poetic commentaries on Sally Mann's landscape photographs. Eye Against Eye, Forrest Gander's third book with New Directions, cries out an ethical concern for the ways we see each other and the world, the potential to share a vision that acknowledges our commonality. As always with Gander's poetry, suspensions and repetitions drive toward a complex emotional experience, evoking the multifaceted, multi-vocal surge of our present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811216357
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 09/05/2005
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Forrest Gander is the author of six books of poetry, various articles of literary criticism, and numerous translations. Besides winning a fellowship from the NEA, he has been the recipient of various awards including The Whiting Award, two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative North American Writing, a Pushcart Prize, and the Jessica Nobel Maxwell Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review. He is presently Director of the Graduate Program in Literary Arts at Brown University, where he also teaches Comparative Literature.

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