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Author DeWeese, Christopher, author.

Title The father of the arrow is the thought / Christopher DeWeese.

Publication Info. Portland ; Denver ; Omaha : Octopus Books, [2015]
[Berkeley] : Small Press Distribution


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    811.6 DEW    Available
Description 95 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary Christoper DeWeese's second book, THE FATHER OF THE ARROW IS THE THOUGHT, re-says the human against the "fucked ecosystem" of the contemporary landscape. Locating themselves in a series of varied physiographic settings, the poems illuminate the tragic reality of our imaginations: that our bodies lag behind our minds; that our physical forms can never go so far as we think, dream, or say. But this is not simply a book of elegy and woe. Drawing upon Paul Klee's theory of "creative kinetics," the idea of art defying physical laws through the use of symbolic, visionary, or transcendent imaginative acts, DeWeese presses past lament, unmoving something strange and complicated amidst "the uncharted lands / I keep discovering inside / no, behind me,/ where my bones I throw." Personal, surprising, questing and ambitious, THE FATHER OF THE ARROW IS THE THOUGHT is a wild event, a new myth shot through time and space.
Genre/Form American poetry -- 21st century.
Added Title Poems. Selections
ISBN 0985118296

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