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In Blue Lash, James Armstrong explores the way a physical place can be alchemically transformed into mental geographies. The world of Lake Superior comes alive and expands outward in these poems: cicadas "grind their teeth/under the blue roof of August"; a quartz pebble becomes "little knuckle/petrified egg/white as a wave-cap"; a Jet Ski "revs past the dock/like a demon out of Milton." Stripping away the layer of sentimentality that often cloaks the lake, Armstrong portrays it instead as a rebuke to human arrogance, and a reminder of the sublime indifference of wild places.

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ISBN:
9781571314246
Author:
Armstrong, James
Publisher:
Milkweed Editions
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry, American
Subject:
Superior, Lake, Region
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 5 oz

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In Blue Lash, James Armstrong explores the way a physical place can be alchemically transformed into mental geographies. The world of Lake Superior comes alive and expands outward in these poems: cicadas "grind their teeth/under the blue roof of August"; a quartz pebble becomes "little knuckle/petrified egg/white as a wave-cap"; a Jet Ski "revs past the dock/like a demon out of Milton." Stripping away the layer of sentimentality that often cloaks the lake, Armstrong portrays it instead as a rebuke to human arrogance, and a reminder of the sublime indifference of wild places.
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