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Next Life by Rae Armantrout

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Also by Rae Armantrout:

Money Shot, February 2011
Hardcover
Versed, February 2009
Hardcover
Next Life, August 2007
Paperback
Veil, November 2001
Paperback
Made To Seem, March 2000
Paperback

Next Life
Rae Armantrout

Wesleyan
August 2007
On Sale: August 13, 2007
88 pages
ISBN: 081956821X
EAN: 9780819568212
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$13.95
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Fiction Poetry

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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