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Blue on Blue Ground
By Aaron Smith

Blue on Blue Ground

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Blue on Blue Ground by Aaron Smith

Book Awards

  • Winner of Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize 2004.

Book Description

"Blue on Blue Ground" is about the body, desire, anxiety, and obsession - how what we want redeems and isolates us (and is sometimes used against us). These poems are artful yet accessible, lyrical yet direct, strange but recognizable. Smith's relentless self-examination, fear, sense of humor, and vulnerability are all laid to bare in crisp, precise language. From lonely observations, bizarre medical fascinations, emotion, loss, and honesty, "Blue on Blue Ground" constructs its internal and external worlds. The metaphorical city is also a "body", a place of exile and restoration, a symbol of hope, a catalyst for connection. The urban landscape is often the background for the moment or is the moment itself - the world looked at and sorted into words. Though at times dark, there's love to be found. Perhaps it's what drives this collection, colors its observations, and leads it to finally announce: "Someone is putting the world back together". "Blue on Blue Ground" wants to look at absolutely everything and believes that complete exploration of the physical and mental selves - fears and desires - is the key to moving and being completely alive in the material world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780822958888
ISBN-10: 0822958880
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 9mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith is the author of What's Required, winner of the 2003 Frank O'Hara Award Chapbook Contest. His work has appeared in many publications including: Bloom, 5 AM, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, and Poetry After 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets. He lives in New York City.

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