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"Cutting Room" both describes and pushes against the anxious hum of the technologically saturated present. Sarah Pinder's poems navigate domestic and "natural" spaces as landscapes charged with possible violence and desire while they scan scenes as an outsider or camera eye to unsettle and fray familiar settings. Using hyper-focus and the long gaze, they draw the eye to th ...more
ebook, 88 pages
Published November 20th 2012 by Coach House Books
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Anna
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Take - make - time to read this book, and don't skim the poems because these are not poems to be read quickly. Make sure you can think about each word, and try to piece together the abstract art that is being created. Sarah doesn't give it to you easily - you have to work for the rewards here - and these poems are wrist-deep in guts and grey mornings, bruises and bad meat.
Allison
The most charming metaphors of online ghosts, marshmallow hearts... and what isn't there to adore of the soft & subtle allusions to an encounter in a love hotel? (A brilliant contrast to explicit-spaces that so often are explicitly spoken about) To say the least, Pinder delivers a delightful collection of collage. Many amusing punchlines, and oh yes, the paper it's printed on is excellent.

Guin
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have kept this book beside my bed for several months now, I usually read it in small segments before I go to sleep. With few words Sarah conjures rich scenes and images that I can sink into and enjoy in that time between wakefulness and rest. This is a book that very much sustains multiple readings and has rewarded me every time I have returned to it.
Betsy Housten
Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like much of this - some excellent lines and turns of phrase that I definitely appreciate, and some of the poems are beautiful and satisfying. But with a lot of them I feel I'm missing something, like they were written about things only she knows and I can't exactly find a way in.
Becky
I don't really feel qualified to rate books of poetry (or books by friends), but Sarah's book is a lovely thing...tiny clips of life that appeared to me so vividly they almost felt self-generated...
Kate Miller
Dec 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful! Read it over and over!
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Shelves: poetry
every thing is robust, these leaves,
white socks now falling forward in columns,

loops machinating over the field.
girls in knee-high clouds, ringlets,

girls like scattered improbable shrapnel,
dispensing towards the future in pairs and packs,
cutlasses drawn.
- The Future, after Henry Darger, pg. 19

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Let their ribs stretch out - there is no figure
that is not also a ground in

its arctic plane. Cutting rooms, as luck
would have it, have academic sincerity.

Sincerities, the lit business of eyes,
having no
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Sarah Pinder is the author of Cutting Room (Coach House Books, 2012) and Common Place (Coach House Books, 2017). Her writing has been shortlisted for the Expozine Small Press Awards, and included in magazines like Geist, Arc and Poetry is Dead. A long time zine-maker, you can also find her work in Montreal’s Distroboto art vending machines. She lives in Toronto, Canada.
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