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Poetry. "'The noose is sung and to the point / that it pretties and offers succor,' is the dire paradox that opens Laura Solomon's remarkable first collection, BIVOUAC. At once sensuous and stringent, necessitous and playful, these poems are willing to test the limits of the lyric in the service of a higher calling: the echo-location of the indicted self within a "trampoli ...more
Paperback, 62 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Slope Editions
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Mackenzie
What I love about this book is that it doesn't take itself too seriously. Slope editions did a nice job on this one. "Humpty the Palimpsest" is among my favorites. Also "Among the Trees without the Trees," which I take as a sort of homage to Ashbury. Definitely a must read-- a quick read, too.
C. Carrier
Astounding. I love the diction and hyperbole.
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Laura Solomon is the author of Bivouac (Slope Editions, 2002) and Blue and Red Things (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2007) and The Hermit (UDP, 2011). Other publications include the chapbook Letters by which Sisters Will Know Brothers (Katalanche Press, 2005) and Haiku des Pierres / Haiku of Stones by Jacques Poullaouec, translated from the French with Sika Fakambi (Apogée Press, 2006).
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