Stop the Ocean (Paperback)

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Poetry. LGBT Studies. STOP THE OCEAN drops us into a book without a beach on which to read it. Laura Neuman's poems ask: what geometries of language make spaces in which to meet-however briefly-here, here? Desire answers as a story embedded within others as traces of what was said and done. This collection begins with the problem of locating a body in a landscape. Here, a speaker tries out elements of the shifting locus for a rotating cast of surrogate bodies, continually moving house. Anything seen is fair game. In each case, the test of home is relation. Here, narration is many girls diving in a churning page exquisitely framed. Like the performers in the score of the forgotten dance, readers must shift from bodily context to another warping, tearing and leaking toward presentness.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780991187805
ISBN-10: 0991187806
Publisher: Stockport Flats
Publication Date: January 15th, 2014
Pages: 80
Language: English