The Fact of the Matter: Poems

The Fact of the Matter: Poems

Sally Keith


relocating from the mundane to the profound, first via statement of truth and subject, then transferring point of view, attractive a deeper feel of self, those poems re-imagine issues nice and small, making us care deeply in regards to the international round us. during this cultivated and intricately crafted assortment, Sally Keith indicates the self as a crucible of force—that which compels us to exert ourselves upon the area, and in the meantime renders us susceptible to it. strength during which a line unfurls—as in Robert Smithson’s substantial Spiral Jetty—or leads with ahead motion—a educate hurdling alongside the west-reaching railroad; Edweard Muybridge’s photographic reels charting animal and human locomotion. With poems striking of their readability, pleasing of their matter-of-factness, Keith examines the very unlikely and inevitable privateness of being anyone on the earth, in the meantime negotiating an inexorable pull towards the locations we name home—one we alternately attempt to fail to withstand.

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