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These Indicium Tales

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Poetry. Both sensuous and sensual, THESE INDICIUM TALES continues Lance Phillips's meditations on the body. Here, the indicia--markings or symbols--are birds, insects, and flowers, but rather than standing for the body, they stand with it in an exploration that refuses to romanticize nature. In this phenomenology of eros, where Phillips writes "I can't think of a way of co ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 15th 2010 by Ahsahta Press
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One of my favorite new volumes of poetry in the last couple of years, of an excellent run from Ahsahta Press (also see Julie Carr's '100 Notes on Violence' and Kate Greenstreet's 'The Last 4 Things'). Foreshortened and sensory-intense, bodied and breathy and weird. "Fragile, the raspberries are a tiny cave, each continuous desire" or "Smack against the skin of hip circumscript in seeing lilies again." Breathe this book in, taste its sweat.
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Lance Phillips attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the creator and facilitator of the interview blog Here Comes Everybody.

He has a book of experimental autobiography, Imposture Notebook, forthcoming from Blaze Vox [books] in spring 2008 and his third book of poetry, These indicium tales, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press in 20