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No way in the skin without this bloody embrace, Jean D'Amérique ; translated from the French by Conor Bracken

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No way in the skin without this bloody embrace, Jean D'Amérique ; translated from the French by Conor Bracken
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eng
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poetry
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No way in the skin without this bloody embrace
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1350548765
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Jean D'Amérique ; translated from the French by Conor Bracken
Summary
"In Jean D'Ǎmrique's book-length poem, each page is as brief as a hurricane's eye, glimpsing the eerie territory his speaker traverses like an apocalyptic fĺneur. His 'body / a devastation inventory,' his stroll a 'walk / to curse the sidewalks,' he peers into the ruins--left by the winds of colonialism, capitalism, war, and natural disaster--and sees a 'crop of eyes' peering back. What others dismiss as broken, for D'Ǎmrique, is a mirror in shards, 'drinking up all the world's rot / then spilling it all out in diamantine rays.' The first of his books to appear in English, this work reclaims the visceral potency of poetry--it is food, it is 'collars of blood,' it is a garment sewn with 'a thread of sobs.'"--Publisher's website
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