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Terminal diagrams : poems / Garrick Davis.

Author:
Davis, Garrick [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Athens, Ohio: Swallow Press, ©2010]
Description:
1 online resource (x, 61 pages)
Summary note:
Garrick DavissTerminal Diagramsmay have been inspired by the illustrated maps in airport lounges, or perhaps they are the blueprints of the Apocalypse, with their subjects and objects representing the bitter fruits of either some future nightmare or the present world. Regardless, their vision is so bleak and unsparing, only a few will be able to savor them. Here, the art of poetry has been mechanized just as the world has been mechanized. Whether his subject is a car accident on the freeways of Los Angeles or the Book of Revelation transmitted by television, Daviss stanzas conjure a kind of futuristicnoir. In poem afterpoem, he examines the artistic possibilities of the machine, and its alterations of human experience, with a modern spirit thatas Baudelaire defined ithas embraced the sublimity and monstrousness of something new.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of description:
Print version record.
Subject(s):
American poetry21st century [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9780804040440 (electronic bk.)
  • 0804040443 (electronic bk.)
  • 0804011303
  • 9780804011303
International Article Number:
  • 9780804011303
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