Money Shot (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

Money Shot (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

Rae Armantrout


The poems in cash Shot are forensic. simply because the cash shot in porn is evidence of the male orgasm, those poems discover questions of revelation and concealment. what's visible, what's hidden, and the way will we comprehend? funds Shot’s research of those questions takes on a specific urgency since it happens within the context of the abruptly printed industry manipulation and next “great recession” of 2008–2009. In those poems, Rae Armantrout searches for brand spanking new how one can manage details. What will be made occur? What constitutes evidence? can we “know it after we see it”? intercourse, botany, cosmology, and dying in the course of the darkish lens of “disaster capitalism,” Armantrout unearths proof of betrayal, grounds for uprising, moments of risk, or even excitement, in a time of surprising shortage and constant greed. This wonderful follow-up to Versed—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award, and a finalist for the nationwide booklet Award—is a superbly stringent exploration of the way deeply our adventure of lifestyle is embedded in capitalism.

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