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"These elegant lines cut deep, not into bodies but into thoughts, thoughts about bodies, about the pain, shame, and delight of incarnation. For Eric Weinstein, poetry may be vivisection, but vivisection is, for him, metaphysical, an art of awe and understanding, where it is not so much poetry as our own contradictions that rend us, that appear to us, in these pages, with s ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by New Michigan Press
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Brianna Soloski
Vivisection – Eric Weinstein

I found Eric’s blog accidentally and read it here and there. His was the first in my newfound love of blogs by writers. Being a writer means I write a lot, obviously. But it also means I read a lot, and not just books. I subscribe to at least a dozen blogs, plus about a dozen or so more that don’t have the option for a subscription. Anyway, I digress. Eric writes poetry and most of the poems in Vivisection have been published in other literary journals. Vivisection wa
Loved the wren's beak lodged near the heart and the lovely conversation with the "diatomaceous folk." Heavens, I had to look up (or pretend like I knew) a lot of words and myth-names. oops on me. (Thank you, Josh, for the at-the-desk reading.)
A strong chapbook by an excellent poet. I especially liked "Field Notes," "Open Heart Surgery," "Panel on Borderland," and "Donor."
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Eric Weinstein earned his AB in English literature and philosophy from Duke University and his MFA from New York University. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Best New Poets 2009 anthology, McSweeney's The Believer, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, and others.

His programming guide for children, Ruby Wizardry, is available from No Starch Press; his poetry chapbook, Viv
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