Particle and Wave (Phoenix Poets)

Particle and Wave (Phoenix Poets)

Benjamin Landry


Are we by myself? if this is the case, Particle and Wave insists that we want no longer be lonely. right here the periodic desk of elements—a process primary to many folks from highschool chemistry—unfolds in a chain of unforeseen meanings with connotations public, own, and existential. according to a common sense that considers the atomic image an improvised phoneme, Particle and Wave is keenly attuned to the characteristics of voice and anxious with how those improvisations fall at the listening ear. From the newest housing bust, to the creative visions of Christo and Jeanne Claude, to the labors of the Curies, to Pliny the Younger’s account of the eruption of Vesuvius, tradition and international histories are recontextualized in the course of the lens of private adventure. Muscular, unique, structurally assorted, and imagistic, those poems interact in lyricism but face up to mere confession. In doing so that they venture the self as a composite, conversing in quite a few registers, from the nursery rhyme songster, to the ascetic devotee, to the unapologetic sensualist. They welcome all comers and elbow the bounded actual international to make means for a dynamic, new subjectivity.

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