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Born Two by Allison Cobb
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Jun 02, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry

Allison Cobb’s linguistically inventive take on origin—in this case, a childhood spent in the colonialized, bomb-born ambience of Los Alamos, NM—is like the same strip of territory mapped by airplane, satellite, seismograph, hiker’s sketches, local hearsay, and yellowed records from City Hall, all laid on top of one another until the area becomes palimpsest of the angles used to map it. The result is a provoking experiment in locating a self in space and time: poetry as echolocation, sound as sounding, verse as place.
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