Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Number of pages: 72
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 215 x 155 x 5 mm
"An agitation like that of heat lightning fixes the landscapes of deathand life inlou Asekoff's incredible new collection. we are in "the black factory where the mad astronomer / practices long division against the night, / brave souvenirs of those who stood in lonely solidarity with the weather / & died in defense of the rain." it's thrilling to accompany him "from ridiculous heights of tulip mania / to icy catastrophe of the falls" to"the obscene theater of sleep." Asekoff is a superb poet at the height of his powers."
--John Ashbery, author of Collected Poems, 1956-1987
"There are incredible lunatic leaps here and the shock of the unexpected. And lovely passages and great endings. there is mystery and clarity combined. there is heartbreak, time, death. There is an amazing knowledge of history and its horrors (and joys) and a delightful connection of the personal with the historical (and the cosmic). And a deep and cunning and heartfelt understanding of the Shoah--in poem after poem. A major book."
--Gerald Stern, author of Save the Last Dance
"Whether speaking in his own voice or in that of one of his vital dramatic projections, Asekoff proceeds as any strong poet does, line by surprising line, and in his case, with a special empathetic intelligence."
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