Nite Soil

Nite Soil


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Nite Soil by Kenward Elmslie

Kenward Elmslie's way with words cuts a singular swath through a polymath variety of forms. This collection of poems and ephemera treats language sometimes as paint to be thrown on canvas, sometimes as a series of fascinatingly odd concrete objects and throughout, Elmslie takes full advantage of the word's status as an infinite well of signification. Elmslie's work navigates between the comic and the serious, between the personal and the political, and between the oblique and the straightforward so deftly that the reader is left breathless. Nite Soil is yet another great book by one of today's leading radical poets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781887123396
Publisher: Granary Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/02/2000
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kenward Elmslie is a poet whose many books include Circus Nerves and Motor Disturbance, which won a Frank O'Hara award. He has written six opera librettos, including Lizzie Borden, and the books and lyrics for the Broadway musical The Grass Harp. A singing poet, he has toured widely, giving solo performances of his musical, Postcards on Parade. He lives in Calais, Vermont.

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