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Poetry. Taking Walt Whitman's Civil War poems as an inspiration, Rob Halpern's MUSIC FOR PORN moves across the landscape of battlefields and homoerotic affect in an encompassing engagement of desire and death. Halpern work, constructed of poetry and lyric prose, evinces a world in which the physical and linguistic body are permeated by, and implicated in, the globalized maneuvers of modern warfare and capitalist endeavor. This collection is a bracing lyrical exploration of the ethical limits of our militarized and eroticized landscape. "Rob Halpern's body of work in toto constitutes a rigorous intervention into the normative grammar of lyricism"—Tyrone Williams.

About the Author

Rob Halpern teaches in the English Department at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of RUMORED PLACE (Krupskaya, 2004), which was nominated for a California Book Award; DISASTER SUITES (Palm Press 2009); and MUSIC FOR PORN (Nightboat Books, 2011), as well as several chapbooks, including Weak Link (Slack Buddha Press, 2009) and Imaginary Politics (TapRoot Editions, 2008). With Taylor Brady, he also co-authored the book length poem Snow Sensitive Skin (Atticus/Finch, 2007), now reissued by Displaced Press in an expanded edition.

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Halpern, Rob
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Halpern, Rob
Poetry-A to Z
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