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Against Which (New Voices) [Paperback]

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An exploration of the various ways language can help us transcend both the banal and unusual cruelties which are inevitably delivered to us, and which we equally deliver unto others. These poems comb through violence and love, fear and loss, exploring the common denominators in each. Against Which seeks the ways human beings might transform themselves from participants in a thoughtless and brutal world to laborers in a loving one.

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Pages   71
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   0.38 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2006
Publisher   Cavankerry
ISBN  1933880007  
ISBN13  9781933880006  

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More About Ross Gay

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ross Gay is the author of two previous collections, "Against Which" and "Bringing the Shovel Down." His poems have appeared in "American Poetry Review, Orion, "the" Sun, " and elsewhere. He is an associate professor of poetry at Indiana University and teaches in Drew University s low-residency MFA program in poetry. He also serves on the board of the Bloomington Community Orchard."

Ross Gay was born in 1974.

Ross Gay has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Pitt Poetry
  2. Pitt Poetry (Paperback)

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Powerful poetry  Jun 16, 2007
Ross Gay's Against Which is a testimony to life well observed. You'll hear the poet fall in love again and again--with the land, with his father, with the quirkiness of humans. You'll hear hate rise, temper flare, passion burn. The most powerful poems I've read in years.
His is a poetry that slams the attention of the reader with considerable force wrought with linguistic eloquence.  Feb 3, 2007
The newest addition to the CavanKerry Press 'New Poetry' series, "Against Which" showcases the poetic talent and highly original voice of Ross Gay as he explores such painful issues as physical brutality, carnality, violent loss, the transcendence of death, and grim aspects of human experience. His is a poetry that slams the attention of the reader with considerable force wrought with linguistic eloquence. The result is verse that lingers in the mind as such thoughtful and thought-provokingly illustrated images inevitably will. 'Leaving New Orleans': I'm leaving a city where the living and dead mix,/ when the dank summer air's reek is more ghost/than any town needs. The plane knifing through/night. I met someone here whose eyes drip/with the scars of some slaughter, the echo/whispering. There's a pain you can't even begin/to know. And 33,000 feet down, a human galaxy's/mute burn.

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