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This ambitious collection explores the intersection of the infinite world of physics with the perplexities of the human condition. Employing both narrative and cinematic structure, Jordan re-creates the lives of Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, and comic book superheroes--the Green Lantern, the Atom--and also reveals himself in poems of recollection and loss.

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"Fearless hybridization.... Jordan creates spaces where physics and poetry, comic books and jazz, memory and loss, come together."--

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Fearless hybridization.... Jordan creates spaces where physics and poetry, comic books and jazz, memory and loss, come together. '"American Prospect

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Employing both narrative and cinematic structure, A. Van Jordan re-creates the lives of his subjects: Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, comic-book superheroes (The Green Lantern, The Atom), along with aspects of himself revealed in poems of recollection and loss. With lyric intensity he suggests that contemporary physicists are also metaphysical poets.

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This ambitious collection explores the intersection of the infinite world of physics with the perplexities of the human condition. Employing both narrative and cinematic structure, Jordan re-creates the lives of Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, and comic book superheroes'"the Green Lantern, the Atom'"and also reveals himself in poems of recollection and loss.

About the Author

A. Van Jordan, the author of the much-praised MACNOLIA, lives and teaches in Austin, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393333121
Author:
Jordan, A. Van
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.90x5.40x.50 in. .35 lbs.

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Product details 112 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393333121 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Fearless hybridization.... Jordan creates spaces where physics and poetry, comic books and jazz, memory and loss, come together."--
"Synopsis" by , Fearless hybridization.... Jordan creates spaces where physics and poetry, comic books and jazz, memory and loss, come together. '"American Prospect
"Synopsis" by , Employing both narrative and cinematic structure, A. Van Jordan re-creates the lives of his subjects: Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, comic-book superheroes (The Green Lantern, The Atom), along with aspects of himself revealed in poems of recollection and loss. With lyric intensity he suggests that contemporary physicists are also metaphysical poets.
"Synopsis" by , This ambitious collection explores the intersection of the infinite world of physics with the perplexities of the human condition. Employing both narrative and cinematic structure, Jordan re-creates the lives of Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, and comic book superheroes'"the Green Lantern, the Atom'"and also reveals himself in poems of recollection and loss.
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