We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | June 22, 2015

    Stephen Jarvis: IMG Robert Seymour — 13 Pictures



    1. Self-Portrait. My new novel, Death and Mr. Pickwick, tells the story of the origins of Charles Dickens's first novel, The Pickwick Papers. Its... Continue »
    1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Death and Mr. Pickwick

      Stephen Jarvis 9780374139667

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside SPJ- POETRY200b

A Plate of Chicken

by

A Plate of Chicken Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Poetry. "A PLATE OF CHICKEN is a masterpiece of subtlety and frailty, a series of glimpses, thought-fragments, coping devices, and simple declarative sentences. 'My function,' Rohrer writes, 'is to be in love between two people who hate each other,' and to this end he serves the gods of sentence and line simultaneously. This gathering of seven-line stanzas opens a door to a blanket of white noise, like Brian Eno's Music for Airports, and never lets up"--Lewis Warsh.

Review:

"'I remember it vividly, where I was, the day I learned not to fear mental phenomena,' declares the prolific Rohrer (Rise Up) in this 55-part series of seven-line poems, each line a sentence long. What is thinking, and where do thoughts come from? Rohrer, in a state of startling tranquillity, looks within and without for answers and delivers an astounding array of possibilities, sometimes reaching into the ephemeral ('I wake indistinguishable from the washed-out morning') and sometimes happily insular ('I feel like I really am my thoughts'). Either way, the act of connecting — to one's own mind, to the world outside of the mind and to both simultaneously — is the supreme thrust of the book, and it is impossible to resist participating in this nonchalant adventure in metaphysical perception. Full of unforgettable, aphoristic lines ('I have to go up to the roof to polish the moon'; 'I'm on the subway where the mind is meaningless'), this beautifully designed book — including flip-book style illustrations that, from back to front, depict the disappearance of a plate of chicken — though small, has a huge capacity to stimulate and surprise. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Matthew Rohrer is the author of A Hummock in the Malookas (which won the 1994 National Poetry Series Open Competition), SATELLITE, A GREEN LIGHT (short-listed for the 2005 Griffin International Poetry Prize), RISE UP, and A PLATE OF CHICKEN. With Joshua Beckman he wrote NICE HAT. THANKS. and recorded the audio CD ADVENTURES WHILE PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF BEAUTY. He's appeared on NPR's All Things Considered and The Next Big Thing, has been awarded the Avery Hopwood Prize for poetry and a Pushcart Prize, and has been widely anthologized. A chapbook-length action/adventure poem They All Seemed Asleep was published by Octopus Books in 2008. He teaches in the creative writing program at NYU and lives in Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933254555
Author:
Rohrer, Matthew
Publisher:
Ugly Duckling Presse
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
General
Publication Date:
20090515
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
64

Other books you might like

  1. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  2. The Evolution of God (Back Bay... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  3. Darwin's God: Evolution and the... Used Trade Paper $1.95
  4. Tinkers Used Trade Paper $7.50

Related Subjects

» Fiction and Poetry » Small Press » General
» Fiction and Poetry » Small Press » Poetry

A Plate of Chicken Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.50 In Stock
Product details 64 pages Ugly Duckling Presse - English 9781933254555 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'I remember it vividly, where I was, the day I learned not to fear mental phenomena,' declares the prolific Rohrer (Rise Up) in this 55-part series of seven-line poems, each line a sentence long. What is thinking, and where do thoughts come from? Rohrer, in a state of startling tranquillity, looks within and without for answers and delivers an astounding array of possibilities, sometimes reaching into the ephemeral ('I wake indistinguishable from the washed-out morning') and sometimes happily insular ('I feel like I really am my thoughts'). Either way, the act of connecting — to one's own mind, to the world outside of the mind and to both simultaneously — is the supreme thrust of the book, and it is impossible to resist participating in this nonchalant adventure in metaphysical perception. Full of unforgettable, aphoristic lines ('I have to go up to the roof to polish the moon'; 'I'm on the subway where the mind is meaningless'), this beautifully designed book — including flip-book style illustrations that, from back to front, depict the disappearance of a plate of chicken — though small, has a huge capacity to stimulate and surprise. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.