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"O'Brien writes meditative poetry at the highest level. The thinking here is not 'about' anything; rather thinking becomes a modality of being within which the potential of lyric situations unfolds and takes on delightful intensities. These are not poems to interpret but to explore for how the mind attentive to the full resources of lyric traditions stretches the senses and therefore finds itself more truly and more strange."—Charles Altieri

"Green and Gray is a gem of poetic invention. There is a palpable exuberance in the way Geoffrey G. O'Brien confronts and celebrates the enigmas of being and perception. Ineluctable and Unpredictable stroll and swerve across these pages like Stan and Ollie, Krazy Kat and Ignatz, Hamm and Clov, Deleuze and Guattari, reveling at once in the music of thought and the music of chance. Best of all, we are invited to join them."—Michael Palmer, author of Company of Moths

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"O'Brien's much-loved debut, The Guns and Flag's Project, introduced a showy, meditative voice with a slippery edge and a certain standoffishness. O'Brien's follow-up tops that book and shows its author firmly at the controls of his poems, most of which are cast in even columns: life as the scrim of language permits us to live it, as 'an experience of experience.' Words themselves are always positioned in the foreground of these poems — by limiting the vocabulary, repeating words or phrases or by drawing attention to the ways they don't add up — and O'Brien finds in them the measure of our personal and political lives. Whether in a poem composed using words and phrases from the Patriot Act ('there are such warehouses/ the future may be detained among'), a sestina with dauntingly common repeating end words ('where, then, when, there, what, that'), or in flat-out theory ('The world occurs as time enforces it'), O'Brien shows himself to be capable of portraying the muddled traffic of life in the Internet age." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Geoffrey G. OBrien is a Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of The Guns and Flags Project (UC Press).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Some Versions of

Paraphrase of Aragon

Three Seasons

The New

The Bulletin of Lyon

A Difficult Summary

In Re Others

Logic of Confession

Realia

Ur

Man of Joy

Fountain

Revaluation of Purple

On the Phantom Estate

Objects in Portraits

To Be out of Sweden and

Alieniloquy

Amorous Poem

Beginnings of Rounds

Deer Isle

At the Changing Villa

A Word with a Poem around It

Several Endless Statements

Ajar

False Neutral

A Little Object

Spring Struggle

How a Cat Returns

In Gardens Where Saints Meet

Sent Past Exhibits

Prior to Assent

A Calendar

Written on a Column

Mixed Mode

They Met Only in the Evenings

Wall of Men and Women

The Nature of Encounters

This Partly Imaginary Tale

Hysteron Proteron

To Classes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520250192
Author:
O'brien, Geoffrey G.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
O'brien
Author:
Brien, Geoffrey G.
Author:
Geoffrey G. O
Author:
o
Author:
O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Author:
’
Author:
Geoffrey G.
Author:
Brien
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
War and literature
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
New California Poetry
Series Volume:
20
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
102
Dimensions:
9 x 5.5 x 0.25 in 5 oz

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Product details 102 pages University of California Press - English 9780520250192 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "O'Brien's much-loved debut, The Guns and Flag's Project, introduced a showy, meditative voice with a slippery edge and a certain standoffishness. O'Brien's follow-up tops that book and shows its author firmly at the controls of his poems, most of which are cast in even columns: life as the scrim of language permits us to live it, as 'an experience of experience.' Words themselves are always positioned in the foreground of these poems — by limiting the vocabulary, repeating words or phrases or by drawing attention to the ways they don't add up — and O'Brien finds in them the measure of our personal and political lives. Whether in a poem composed using words and phrases from the Patriot Act ('there are such warehouses/ the future may be detained among'), a sestina with dauntingly common repeating end words ('where, then, when, there, what, that'), or in flat-out theory ('The world occurs as time enforces it'), O'Brien shows himself to be capable of portraying the muddled traffic of life in the Internet age." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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