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Black aperture : poems / Matt Rasmussen.

Authors: Rasmussen, Matt., author.
Call number: 811.6 RAS
Publication: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2013]
Copyright notice: ©2013
Publication date: [2013]©2013
Subject: American poetry -- 21st century.
Title: Black aperture : poems / Matt Rasmussen.
Uniform title: Poems. Selections
Physical description: 64 pages ; 22 cm
Contents note: 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.
Notes: "LSU Press Paperback Original" -- Title page verso.
"Winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of the American Poets--cover.
Summary note: 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."
ISBN: 9780807150863 (pbk. : alk. paper)
080715086X (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN: 2012038045
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1480867
Bib No.: 1480867

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