Item description for The Outernationale (Wesleyan Poetry) by Peter Gizzi...
Peter Gizzi's powerful new collection fuses documentary truth with imaginative force. The Outernationale locates us "just off the grid," in an emotional and spiritual frontier, where reverie, outrage, history, and vision merge. Thinking and feeling become one in the urgent music of Gizzi's poems. Saturated with luminous detail, these original poems possess, even in their sorrowing moments, a dizzying freedom. This is both a poetry of conscience and the embodiment of a genuinely poetic consciousness. Objects, images, and their histories are caught here in their half-life, their profoundly human after-life. Gizzi has written a brilliant follow-up to Some Values of Landscape and Weather, a book hailed by Robert Creeley as "a breakthrough book in every way: for reader, for writer, and for the art."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.4"
Release Date Mar 31, 2008
ISBN 081956737X ISBN13 9780819567376
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More About Peter Gizzi
Peter Gizzi is the author of numerous books, including ARTIFICIAL HEART (1998), The Outernationale (2007), and most recently, Threshold Songs (2011). His honors include the Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets (1993) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2005). In 2011 he was the Judith E Wilson Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Cambridge University. His editing projects have included The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer (1998) and, with Kevin Killian, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (2008). He works at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.