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4.87 of 5 stars 4.87  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Poetry. "Drawing the ANIMATE, INANIMATE AIM together, they settle into difference. With subtle contagion of body as structured text, titled ligatures in the midst, thick with emotional materiel, Brenda Iijima's work rhymes--off or near--sight as sound. Nature for culture, culture as nature, 'we/ can play school under a tree' or at war. Breaking and building in twitchy comp ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Litmus Press (first published November 2006)
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Reading Language poetry usually makes me want to dash my head against rocks. For some reason, this convinces me it is good for me. Brenda Iijima's work does not make me want to dash my head against rocks though. Is it possible that it is still good for me?
Jan 09, 2008 Mark rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who can read.
While I love all of Brenda's writing, this is from one of my favorite periods.
somehow steinian writing. compelling cover design
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