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The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998by Arthur Sze
Synopses & Reviews
Arthur Sze is one of the most intensely musical and visionary poets writing today The Redshifting Web spans more than a quarter-century of published work and makes available for the first time the full range of his poetry. It includes selections from five previous books (including the entirety of Archipelago, Dazzled, and River, River), as well as a generous selection of new poems.
Through a startling juxtaposition of images and ideas, Sze reveals the interconnectedness, the interdependency of things and ideas, always with an ear attuned to pitch and cadence. In his poetry, the past is ever-present, so that one finds Zen monks carrying fax machines, Hopi kachina dolls alongside Japanese pachinko parlors, plastic bowls among relics of the Han dynasty, the complexities of contemporary culture revealed as an elegant fabric woven of many threads.
A comprehensive collection by one of the most intensely musical and visionary poets writing today.
Sze is one of the most intensely musical and visionary poets writing today. "The Redshifting Web" spans more than a quarter of a century's worth of his published work and makes available for the first time the full range of his poetry.
About the Author
Arthur Sze is the author of nine books of poetry and translation. He is emeritus professor of Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts, former poet laureate of Santa Fe, and a corresponding editor for Manoa. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Table of Contents
Lupine — Do not speak Keresan to a Mescalero Apache — Viewing photographs of China — The moon is a diamond — Listening to a broken radio — Moenkopi — Written the day I was to begin a residency at the state penitentiary — June ghazal — Dazzled — Magnetized — Knife at the jugular — Pouilly fuissâe — Alba — The opal — Pentimento — The weather shifts — Juniper fires — Frost — Black lightning — Piranhas — Impressions of the New Mexico legislature — Cedar fires — The murmur — The corona — Olive night — The cloud chamber — Empty words — Tsankawi — Antares — The owl — The cornucopia — The chance — The network — Fauve — Fern, coal, diamond — The axis --
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