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Poetry. "Sam Truitt gives 'mouth to mouth resuscitation' to the ancient quest poem as he writes 'to voyage is to become/Hysterical.' In the maximal narrative loop of this book, Marilyn Monroe's skirt is perpetually going 'whoosh' in an Einsteinian vacuum where 'the displacement of the figure is the form" -Peter Gizzi. ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Lost Roads Publishers
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If an epigraph is a key to the ensuing work, then the following excerpt from the one in this bk seems particularly appropriate: "The thing about a book is that the man who is writing it brings all of the lives from all the different places and makes them flow together in the same stream." That seems to be the case here. Since there's a fair amt of 1st person, there are times when the text seems autobiographical - but then the 'autobiography' spans centuries, as I recall, & has other unlikely asp ...more
Sam Truitt was born in Washington, DC, and raised there and in Tokyo, Japan. He has studied and holds degrees from Kenyon College, Brown University, and the State University of New York. He is the author of five books of poetry and been the recipient of the 2010 Howard Fellowship, two Fund for Poetry grants and the 2002 Contemporary Poetry Award from the University of Georgia. Other books in the V ...more