How to Communicate: Poems How to Communicate: Poems

How to Communicate: Poems

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Publisher Description

A stunning debut that “brims with the talent and generosity of a living classic” (Ilya Kaminsky), from an award-winning DeafBlind poet.

Formally restless and relentlessly instructive, How to Communicate is a dynamic journey through language, community, and the unfolding of an identity. Poet John Lee Clark pivots from inventive forms inspired by the braille slate to sensuous prose poems to pathbreaking translations from ASL and Protactile, a language built on touch. Amid the astonishing task of constructing a new canon, Clark reveals a radically commonplace life—the vagaries of family, grief, and small delights: visiting a museum, knitting, and, once, encountering a ghost in a gas station. A rare work of transformation and necessary discovery, How to Communicate offers a “steadily revelatory gift” (Carl Phillips).

From “To Ask”
The ASL words Braille and Forgive are almost the same so it was like I was saying

forgive me while brushing my fingers over the dots

Forgive me forgive me forgive me

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
December 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
96
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
811.5
KB

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