Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 90
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Book DescriptionWith a precise eye for form and a clear love for the tone and timbre of language, Steven Laird creates a profound and surreal sense of place and time, upending it all with brilliant irony. Running through this collection is a disturbing sense that even the clearest perceptions?shaped by habits of speech and thought?can be treacherous, and standing on the highest rocks is a perilous act of faith: Walk the edge of the cliff?up here Eighty-seven feet falling sheer to the sea You are precarious, the cliff is sure? You need to be exact now. Throughout, Steven Laird teases magic from the landscape (where clouds are "handwritten in loose cursive" and hills can be "read in translation") in poetry with a strong, exuberant voice?a voice that only "comes to rest / in a tambourine?s emptiness." Not even your guide can be trusted; this charlatan is no ordinary snake-oil salesman. He knows you need to name a thing before you can even...