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A Tonalist

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In a combination of discourse and lyric, paragraph and couplet, Bay Area poet and novelist Laura Moriarty explicates the poetics of a group of writers that resists categorization. This book-length essay uses the work of the California Tonalist painters to articulate new understanding and new possibilities for poetic practice.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by Nightboat Books
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Influences: A Newtonian Timeline

In 2007 I encounter Andrew Joron’s review of Laura Moriarty’s Ultravioleta in Rain Taxi and think, this is the book I have always wanted to read…

Later I am in SF to tour LucasFilm’s Industrial Light & Magic. At City Lights I spot the pink-lavender cover of Ultravioleta, read the first three pages, and think, this is the book I have always wanted to write…

Back in Boulder, while e-mailing Laura and inviting her to Naropa, she mentions Alfred Jarry as an influenc
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Laura Moriarty’s books include A Tonalist an essay poem from Nightboat Books, the novels, Cunning and Ultravioleta. A Semblance: Selected and New Poems, 1975 – 2007 came out from Omnidawn in 2007. Who That Divines is forthcoming from Nightboat Books. She is the author of ten other books of poetry going back to 1980. She won the Poetry Center Book Award i
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