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Joan Retallack offers a book of forms, like the medieval Book of Hours, intended to draw readers into a meditative experience of time, space, language, the many humors of chance and design, as they intersect and leave their traces on the page. All of civilization to date, all of history is after all aftermath, afterthought, afterimage. The language graphics of AFTERRIMAGES ...more
Paperback, 115 pages
Published April 5th 1995 by Wesleyan University Press
(first published 1995)
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one of those books that while reading feeling the whole world opening out because, some kind of freedom in the writing? it is non-linear and experimental (to say the least) with format, punctuation, images, and thoughts. when poetry is like this, non-linear and free and experimental, yet still tied to a concept that is out there somewhere in the stratosphere, it writes you a whole new brain as you are reading! hooray for letting go of the self in the search of something more important. like lang ...more