Meteoric Flowers (Wesleyan Poetry Series)
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- Sales Rank:1,031,989
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
- Edition:First edition.
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
- Dimensions (in):7.9 x 6.1 x 0.3
- Publication Date:December 4, 2007
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- ISBN13: 9780819568496
- Condition: New
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Elizabeth Willis’s new collection is a stunning collision of the pastoral tradition with the politics of the post-industrial age. These poems are allusive and tough. While they celebrate the pleasures of the natural world—mutability, desire, and the flowering of things—they are compounded by a critical awareness of contemporary culture. As we traverse their associative leaps, we discover a linguistic landscape that is part garden, part wilderness, where a poem can perform its own natural history. Divided into four cantos interrupted by lyrics and errata, Meteoric Flowers mirrors the form of Erasmus Darwin's 18th-century scientific pastorals. In attending to poetry's investigative potential, Willis shifts our attention from product to process, from commodity to exchange, from inherited convention to improvisational use.
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