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Publisher Comments:

For Karen Garthe, poetry is a Molotov cocktail. A master of radical invention, Garthe combines brio of conception with linguistic virtuosity, bringing language to new life from the inside at breakneck speed. The Banjo Clock, her second collection, cultivates a luxuriant sensibility even as it interrupts poetic continuity with cuts, ironies, sharp wit, and wild recklessness. In poems that consider poetry itself, Garthe writes about preparing the medium, the ink, “the motion of new utility.” She then turns to Americas psychic maladies and the need to rehabilitate our democracy, now floundering in the glare of TVs blue depressive light.

About the Author

Karen Garthe is the author of Frayed escort, which won the 2005 Colorado Prize.

Table of Contents

Fanta grape

Rid the kitchen

Ikebana

Gorge

Ink Runs

REHAB (we want grace walls)

National sky

Buckle up, Sweetie

Piranesi under The Keystone of A

Eternal Youth

PARTITA Flat-out Mars

To Dolls Big as Clara

Bear

Dolly Loves the Ocean

Little Soulyard, 1

Island of the Judge who kept us

State Fair

First surge Cable

my Liebestod

Frail of a year

Midwest

soldiering PARTITA

Little Soulyard, 2

Sadly, I noticed

Andrew, all bespoke

The Porticos of Toulouse

Porn Guy Idée Fixe

Champagne Blondes/Little Scrap of Irony

The Challenge

59th Street Station

Sweet Thing Theology

To the Cinematographer

High Nouns Shepherd

Speak Revenue

mantra

Solace Ritual

The Dark Dauphine

A Letter from Home To Karen Dalton

Call Sleeping

The Chiffon Artist

Beauty

Mandarin Character, YELLO CROWN

Water Quip

Poem on Velvet and Fires Extra Fun

djinns in orbit

14 lines

2 hands writing

Blue Hour

Great Expectations

Great North Primitive Story

Bread Alone

Poem on Velvet, Carnegie Hall

Floating Island

Red Sleep

WIDOW on a train

Outsides

Baby Krishna crawls to bliss

The Banjo Clock

Acknowledgments

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520273160
Author:
Garthe, Karen
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
General Poetry
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
New California Poetry
Series Volume:
34
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6.25 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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