Item description for The Invention of Culture by Lisa Samuels...
The poems in The Invention of Culture mix prosodic rhythm with prose syntax and variant line shapes, as though the page were not only paper but also screen and musical score inscribed by a languaged body tapping out the news. And there is news here: the strained topicality of the poems is an index of imaginative vision meeting the world's insistence that it be experienced. These poems are stories with many names - parallax histories, social dreams, compound love songs and dirges - whose inhabitable spatial structures are like event horizons that mean to let you come back to the world.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2008
Publisher Shearsman Books
ISBN 1905700857 ISBN13 9781905700851
Availability 0 units.
More About Lisa Samuels
Lisa Samuels has a PhD from the University of Virginia and currently teaches literature and creative writing at The University of Auckland in New Zealand. She publishes essays and edited work on poetry, theory, and critical practice. She is the author of several books of poetry--including WILD DIALECTICS (Shearsman Books, 2012), TOMORROWLAND (Shearsman Books, 2009), THE INVENTION OF CULTURE (Shearsman Books, 2008), and THE SEVEN VOICES (O Books, 1998)--as well as a creative nonfiction book, Anti M, forthcoming from Chax Press. Her current projects include an essay collection, Modernism Is Not Enough, an audio recording of TOMORROWLAND with soundscapes, and a modular novel experiment, Tender Girl. Having lived in various parts of the United States, as well as in Sweden, Israel/Palestine, Yemen, Malaysia, and now New Zealand/Aotearoa, she is interested in transculturalism, especially as embodied in language and the digitas.