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"One of America's most distinctive contemporary poets."—Boston Review

"James Richardson's poetry is . . . unusual, quirky, personal, and profound."—The Threepenny Review

For James Richardson, poetry is serious and speculative play for both intellect and imagination. By the Numbers is striking for its range of line and movement, for its microlyrics, crypto-quatrains, "ten-second essays," and the twist and snap of aphorisms. Drawing from myriad fables—Ovidian, Shakespearean, georgic, and scientific—Richardson makes familiar scenes strange enough to provoke new and startling insights.

"Ten-second Essay #138"

Faces are motion, which is why all the photos of you are bad. Even the most natural-looking portrait is a sentence interrupted, one note of an aria, held. Though faces themselves hide a deeper motion. You seem to sit there and meet my eyes across the table, but you are so many other places, clinging here for a moment against all the currents that will soon sweep you onward. We are so moved by the faces caught in the windows of trains going the other way because they tell us how all faces really are.

James Richardson is the author of six books of poetry and two critical studies. His poems appear frequently in The New Yorker, Slate, and Paris Review. He is a professor of English and creative writing at Princeton University.

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“James Richardson is . . . a poet who earned his reputation as a master of imagery and concision.”—The Christian Science Monitor

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Poetry. For James Richardson, poetry is serious and speculative play for both intellect and imagination. By the Numbers is striking for its range of line and movement, for its microlyrics, crypto-quatrains, "ten-second essays," and the twist and snap of aphorisms. Drawing from myriad fables—Ovidian, Shakespearean, georgic, and scientific—Richardson makes familiar scenes strange enough to provoke new and startling insights.

About the Author

James Richardson: James Richardson is the author of six books of poetry and and two critical studies. His Interglacial: New and Selected Poems and Aphorisms was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His work has been included in several volumes of Best American Poetry, as well as The New Yorker, Slate, and Paris Review. He is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Princeton University and lives in New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556593208
Author:
Richardson, James
Publisher:
Copper Canyon Press
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 7 oz

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“James Richardson is . . . a poet who earned his reputation as a master of imagery and concision.”—The Christian Science Monitor
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. For James Richardson, poetry is serious and speculative play for both intellect and imagination. By the Numbers is striking for its range of line and movement, for its microlyrics, crypto-quatrains, "ten-second essays," and the twist and snap of aphorisms. Drawing from myriad fables—Ovidian, Shakespearean, georgic, and scientific—Richardson makes familiar scenes strange enough to provoke new and startling insights.
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