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The Resource Black aperture : poems, Matt Rasmussen

Black aperture : poems, Matt Rasmussen

Label
Black aperture : poems
Title
Black aperture
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Matt Rasmussen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his moving debut collection, Matt Rasmussen faces the tragedy of his brother's suicide, refusing to focus on the expected pathos, blurring the edge between grief and humor. In "Outgoing," the speaker erases his brother's answering machine message to save his family from "the shame of dead you / answering calls." In other poems, once-ordinary objects become dreamlike. A buried light bulb blooms downward, "a flower / of smoldering filaments." A refrigerator holds an evening landscape, "a tinfoil lake," "vegetables / dying in the crisper."
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Rasmussen, Matt
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.A775
LC item number
B53 2013
Literary form
poetry
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  • American poetry
  • American poetry
Label
Black aperture : poems, Matt Rasmussen
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Publication
Note
  • "LSU Press Paperback Original" -- Title page verso
  • "Winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of the American Poets--cover
Contents
I. Trajectory -- After suicide -- The orange leaves -- 747 -- The wave -- And God said, -- I am not a poem -- Tom Black -- Field with whales -- After suicide -- In whoever's hotel room this is -- Vacation cage -- Monet as a verb -- We're not the stars, we're what's between them -- Seed -- Chekhov's gun -- II. Elegy in X parts -- III. Outgoing -- Land O' Lakes -- A poem in which leaves again figure prominently -- Burial -- Aperture -- The moon -- Notlove poem for the fence at the end of the field -- O -- Phone -- An uncertain prayer -- Your body is a temple is a body again -- O cremulator -- After suicide -- Reverse suicide -- A horse grazes in my shadow
Control code
814389655
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
64 p.
Isbn
9780807150894
Lccn
2012038045
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)814389655
Label
Black aperture : poems, Matt Rasmussen
Publication
Note
  • "LSU Press Paperback Original" -- Title page verso
  • "Winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of the American Poets--cover
Contents
I. Trajectory -- After suicide -- The orange leaves -- 747 -- The wave -- And God said, -- I am not a poem -- Tom Black -- Field with whales -- After suicide -- In whoever's hotel room this is -- Vacation cage -- Monet as a verb -- We're not the stars, we're what's between them -- Seed -- Chekhov's gun -- II. Elegy in X parts -- III. Outgoing -- Land O' Lakes -- A poem in which leaves again figure prominently -- Burial -- Aperture -- The moon -- Notlove poem for the fence at the end of the field -- O -- Phone -- An uncertain prayer -- Your body is a temple is a body again -- O cremulator -- After suicide -- Reverse suicide -- A horse grazes in my shadow
Control code
814389655
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
64 p.
Isbn
9780807150894
Lccn
2012038045
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)814389655

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