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Description - Next Life by Rae Armantrout

In her latest collection, Rae Armantrout considers the shaping effects of language in the context of new and frightening global realities. Attempting to imagine the unimaginable and see the unseen, Armantrout evokes a "next life" beyond the current, and too often degraded, one. From the new physics to mortality, Armantrout engages with the half-seen and the half-believed. These poems step into the dance of consciousness and its perennial ghost partner-"to make the world up/of provisional pairs." At a time when our world is being progressively despoiled, Armantrout has emerged as one of our most important and articulate authors. These poems push against the limit of knowledge, that event-horizon, and into the echoes and phantasms beyond, calling us to look toward the "next life" and find it where we can.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780819568212
ISBN-10: 081956821X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 88
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rae Armantrout

RAE ARMANTROUT is professor emerita of writing at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of thirteen previous books of poetry.

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