Meme - Kuhl House Poets (Paperback)
  • Meme - Kuhl House Poets (Paperback)

Meme - Kuhl House Poets (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 15/09/2012
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Acclaimed poet Susan Wheeler, whose last individual collection predicted the spiritual losses of the economic collapse, turns her attention to the most intimate of subjects: the absence or loss of love.A meme is a unit of thought replicated by imitation; examples of memes, Richard Dawkins wrote, are tunes, ideas, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches. Occupy Wall Street is a meme, as are internet ideas and images that go viral. What could be more potent memes than those passed down by parents to their children?Wheeler reconstructs her mother s voice down to its cynicism and its mid twentieth-century midwestern vernacular in The Maud Poems, a voice that takes a more aggressive, vituperative turn in The Devil or The Introjects. In the book s third long sequence, a generational inheritance feeds cultural transmission in The Split. A set of variations on losses and break-ups wildly, darkly funny throughout and, in places, devastatingly sad The Split brings Wheeler s lauded inventiveness, wit, and insight to the profound loss of love. One read, and the meme Should I stay or should I go? will be altered in your head forever."

Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9781609381271

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