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New Math #2020

New Math By Cole Swensen New Math None
  • Title: New Math
  • Author: Cole Swensen
  • ISBN: 9780688079680
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
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    About "Cole Swensen"

    1. Cole Swensen

      Cole Swensen b 1955 in Kentfield near San Francisco, Swensen was awarded a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship and is the author of over ten poetry collections and as many translations of works from the French A translator, editor, copywriter, and teacher, she received her B.A and M.A from San Francisco State University and a Ph D in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz before going on to become the now Previous Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Denver Her work is considered Postmodern and post Language school, though she maintains close ties with many of the original authors from that group such as Lyn Hejinian, Carla Harryman, Barrett Watten, Charles Bernstein, as well as poets from all over the US and Europe In fact, her work is hybrid in nature, sometimes called lyric Language poetry emerging from a strong background in the poetic and visual art traditions of both the USA and France and adding to them her own vision.

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    1. Not as good as Noon, but pretty good.I like this poem you pass a man on the street and years later lose an hour distracted because you picture but can t place him What do colors do in their private lives Everything in the world means the world to me and I find this to be mathematically correct You pass a man on the street and don t even see him You do this every day of your life Color is broken light.


    2. As a surrealist fanboy, I appreciate the bizarre imagery that courses through this volume like The forest on its long walk into landscape Grays and Greens Indeed, I prefer odd images such as holding your eyes in your hands like addresses No Worry that border on nonsensical to the borderline cliche of a fine dust is falling over everything Face or the near triteness of such lines as love is not a transitive verb Re Or vice versa Too often awkward phrasing impairs the enjoyment of these poems howe [...]


    3. Swensen strings together a line of logic that is based primarily on derangement Starting with the sense of sight, and the seemingly arbitrary fact that we organize what we see into distinct objects, and blurring that sight so that what we see is not clear, Swensen forms a logic that she can then apply to such principles as history or experience Using this logic, the poems are eventually able to lift out of a traditional grammar in order to make statements in a new way.


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