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ISBN-10: 0823289494
ISBN-13: 9780823289493
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publish Date: 09/01/2020
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.80" W, 0.40" H

My Daily Actions, or the Meteorites

Foreword by: Cathy Park Hong

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NAMED THE BEST POETRY OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES

My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites is the result of a daily investigative writing practice, in which I was worried that a poem invested in the particulars of my life would be uninteresting–that the ordinary would be mundane. Instead memory, dreams, and the associative power of the imagination filled each moment with meaning, each tv show I watched or friend I spoke with, each outfit I wore or nail polish color I chose. In these poems, a combination of dread (for something approaching) and anxiety (for what might be approaching but isn’t yet known) undid a sense of the present separate from climate change, global racial capitalism, whiteness, and gender-based violence, especially as I wrote as I tried to find out how my own gender fit into the world. The prose poem is the vehicle by which a recording practice (journaling) meets the associative power of the poem.

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'There's a kind of suspension in a car on a highway, so that to stop feels a great affront.' This line, from near the end of S. Brook Corfman's new book, describes the poet's own power to 'gather the propulsive forces' that carry us through worlds lived, felt, and dreamt. From these, the subject emerges as an energy, a force seen in its passing: 'I, the death wail of each passing car; I, a late night but still somehow bright sky.' This is subjectivity in motion, a self in transformation, through emotion's mutable ground.–-Jessica Fisher, author of Frail-Craft and Inmost,
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ISBN-10: 0823289494
ISBN-13: 9780823289493
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publish Date: 09/01/2020
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.80" W, 0.40" H
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