Influenced by thehistory of landscape painting, Cole Swensen’s new book is an experiment in seriality,inthe different approach and scope that language must take to record the waythatfluctuations of minutiae transform a whole.Thesepoems meditate on what it is simply to look at the world, without judgment, without intervention, without appropriation. Swensen’s lyric observations, lilting and delicate, distill the act of seeing.
“Swensen’s poetry documents a penetrating ‘intellectus’light of the mindby turns fragile, incandescent, transcendent.”Anne Waldman
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About the Author
COLE SWENSEN is the author of 13 books of poetry, including Gravesend, and a book of essays, Noise That Stays Noise. She’s also the co-editor of the 2009 Norton anthology American Hybrid and the founder and editor of La Presse, a nano-press dedicated to contemporary French work in translation. She is professor of Literary Arts at Brown University.