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Poetry. A chair by Charles and Ray Eames. A painting by Paul Klee. A sentence by Virginia Woolf. Juliana Leslie's debut collection MORE RADIANT SIGNAL broadcasts its elegant, probing lyricism here, among the panoply of those who worked to house extended thought in moments of compressed articulation. With haunting, painterly logic, Leslie's poems offer a world where the equ ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Letter Machine Editions (first published November 20th 2010)
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May 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book. Takes the idea of utterance, word, vowel and constantly re-attaches it to the idea of object and scale and confounds the idea of subject and space by constantly underscoring the spaces between things, the intermediate. I think the book itself has a thesis that goes something like:

"I'm thinking
of two syllables
a subject and predicate I stole
I'm thinking of
as knowledge relates to color, forms, the visible."

A lot of these poems feel like watercolors or Arshile Gorky paintings. Lovel
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