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“Sze brings together disparate realms of experience—-astronomy, botany, anthropology, Taoism—and observes their correspondences with an exuberant attentiveness.”—The New Yorker

“Sze’s poems seem dazzled and haunted by patterns.”—The Washington Post

Quipu was a tactile recording device for the pre-literate Inca, an assemblage of colored knots on cords. In his eighth collectio
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Paperback, 88 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Copper Canyon Press
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secondwomn
May 25, 2015 secondwomn rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, 2015
exactly the sort of book i might revise my opinion on after a few reads. i'm interested but not catching something. highly associative for all its narrative appearances.
Mike Good
Feb 16, 2015 Mike Good rated it it was amazing
fantastic
Roxanne
May 19, 2012 Roxanne marked it as unfinished
Shelves: poetry
You know what, I give up on this. I've been reading it on and off for like a year and a half, and while it has some nice moments, it has never really caught me. I've admired Sze's work in some anthologies - I don't know if it's a whole book of him that's problematic for me, or whether it's this book. Either way, I think this going in the donate/sell bin. Despite it having a completely awesome cover.
Autumn Azure
Mar 29, 2009 Autumn Azure rated it it was amazing
Such a beautiful and complex poet. Sze incorporates everything of the universe and finds a way to not only parallel them, but do it in such a way that forces the reader to rethink their own ideas of the aesthetic and the world. I would recommend this collection for anyone, even if you're not interested in poetry.
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Jul 16, 2011 Christine Granados rated it really liked it
The poems I could understand I enjoyed.
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Arthur Sze (b. 1950 New York City) is a second-generation Chinese American poet.

Sze was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of eight books of poetry. His own poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Conjunctions, The Kenyon Review, Manoa, The Paris Review, Field, The New Yorker, and Virginia Quarterly Review, and have been translated into
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