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Publisher Description

Archeophonics is the first collection of new work from the poet Peter Gizzi in five years. Archeophonics, defined as the archeology of lost sound, is one way of understanding the role and the task of poetry: to recover the buried sounds and shapes of languages in the tradition of the art, and the multitude of private connections that lie undisclosed in one's emotional memory. The book takes seriously the opening epigraph by the late great James Schuyler poetry, like music, is not just song. It recognizes that the poem is not a decorative art object but a means of organizing the world, in the words of anthropologist Clifford Geertz, into transient examples of shaped behavior. Archeophonics is a series of discrete poems that are linked by repeated phrases and words, and its themes and nothing less than joy, outrage, loss, transhistorical thought, and day-to-day life. It is a private book of public and civic concerns.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
September 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
108
Pages
PUBLISHER
Wesleyan University Press
SELLER
Ingram DV LLC
SIZE
7
MB

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