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Eye Against Eye

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"Among the most gifted and accomplished poets of his generation" (Mark Rudman).
The three long poems in "Eye Against Eye" convey the wrought particulars of intimate human relations, perceptions of the landscape, and the historical moment, tense with political exigencies. Mayan ruins invoke the collapsing Twin Towers, love between parents and child blister with tension, and...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published September 5th 2005 by New Directions Publishing Corporation
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I got one of my usual wild hairs and thought I needed to read something by Gander, who bobbed onto the radar a couple times. It was good, if different than I thought: this is both sparse and southern, a combo I don't always put together. Neither are totally in my wheelhouse, to be honest, so I don't know what to think.

This one comes with poems connected to pictures by Sally Mann which I think are hurt by being faced with poor reproductions of the same photos (which are landscapes, not what I thi...more
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Check out my review at Galatea Resurrects:

I especially like the poems written in response to photographs (which are included).
Wendy Trevino
Highlight: the Late Summer Entry section.
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Born in the Mojave Desert, Forrest Gander grew up in Virginia and spent significant periods in San Francisco, Dolores Hidalgo (Mexico), and Eureka Springs, Arkansas before moving to Rhode Island. He holds degrees in literature and in geology, a subject that recurs in his writing and for which his work has been connected to ecological poetics.

Collaboration has been an important engagement for Gande...more
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