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Publisher Comments:

“Barter exchanges history for myth, direct speech for epistles, activity for observation . . . breathtaking.” —Claudia Rankine

Felix the Rats hind feet

could be Barbie hands—

same pink, same

injection-molded seaming.

—from “Electronica”

The poems in Barter, Monica Youns exciting first collection, negotiate transactions between scarcity and excess, pornography and abstraction, the thing and the thing seen. Rendered with a dazzling array of structures and allusions, these poems describe—and become—a strange gallery of paintings and portraits. She offers a Polaroid left on a windshield, step-by-step instructions for “Drawing for Absolute Beginners,” a stereoscope with a box of slides. Both an homage to and a warning against nonexistent things, Barter introduces a vibrant new voice and a new way of seeing.

Synopsis:

"Barter exchanges history for myth, direct speech for epistles, activity for observation . . . breathtaking." --Claudia Rankine

"Felix the Rat's hind feet"

"could be Barbie hands--"

"same pink, same "

"injection-molded seaming."

--from "Electronica"

The poems in "Barter," Monica Youn's exciting first collection, negotiate transactions between scarcity and excess, pornography and abstraction, the thing and the thing seen. Rendered with a dazzling array of structures and allusions, these poems describe--and become--a strange gallery of paintings and portraits. She offers a Polaroid left on a windshield, step-by-step instructions for "Drawing for Absolute Beginners," a stereoscope with a box of slides. Both an homage to and a warning against nonexistent things, Barter introduces a vibrant new voice and a new way of seeing.

"Barter exchanges history for myth, direct speech for epistles, activity for observation . . . breathtaking." --Claudia Rankine

"Felix the Rat's hind feet"

"could be Barbie hands--"

"same pink, same "

"injection-molded seaming."

--from "Electronica"

The poems in "Barter," Monica Youn's exciting first collection, negotiate transactions between scarcity and excess, pornography and abstraction, the thing and the thing seen. Rendered with a dazzling array of structures and allusions, these poems describe--and become--a strange gallery of paintings and portraits. She offers a Polaroid left on a windshield, step-by-step instructions for "Drawing for Absolute Beginners," a stereoscope with a box of slides. Both an homage to and a warning against nonexistent things, Barter introduces a vibrant new voice and a new way of seeing.


About the Author

Monica Youn was raised in Houston, Texas. A former Stegner Fellow, she has published poems in numerous anthologies and journals, including Agni, Fence, and Poetry. She currently lives in Manhattan, where she is an intellectual property lawyer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555973810
Author:
Youn, Monica
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Location:
Saint Paul, Minn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
#FPA 02-16
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.08 x 6.06 x 0.255 in

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Product details 64 pages Graywolf Press - English 9781555973810 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Barter exchanges history for myth, direct speech for epistles, activity for observation . . . breathtaking." --Claudia Rankine

"Felix the Rat's hind feet"

"could be Barbie hands--"

"same pink, same "

"injection-molded seaming."

--from "Electronica"

The poems in "Barter," Monica Youn's exciting first collection, negotiate transactions between scarcity and excess, pornography and abstraction, the thing and the thing seen. Rendered with a dazzling array of structures and allusions, these poems describe--and become--a strange gallery of paintings and portraits. She offers a Polaroid left on a windshield, step-by-step instructions for "Drawing for Absolute Beginners," a stereoscope with a box of slides. Both an homage to and a warning against nonexistent things, Barter introduces a vibrant new voice and a new way of seeing.

"Barter exchanges history for myth, direct speech for epistles, activity for observation . . . breathtaking." --Claudia Rankine

"Felix the Rat's hind feet"

"could be Barbie hands--"

"same pink, same "

"injection-molded seaming."

--from "Electronica"

The poems in "Barter," Monica Youn's exciting first collection, negotiate transactions between scarcity and excess, pornography and abstraction, the thing and the thing seen. Rendered with a dazzling array of structures and allusions, these poems describe--and become--a strange gallery of paintings and portraits. She offers a Polaroid left on a windshield, step-by-step instructions for "Drawing for Absolute Beginners," a stereoscope with a box of slides. Both an homage to and a warning against nonexistent things, Barter introduces a vibrant new voice and a new way of seeing.


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