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ISBN-10: 0393868133
ISBN-13: 9780393868135
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 10/12/2021
Dimensions: 8.49" L, 5.88" W, 0.55" H

A Symmetry: Poems

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Unsettling the myth of an ordered reality through uncanny repetitions and elliptical inquiry, A Symmetry considers the inscriptions of nationhood, language, and ancestral memory. A window washer wields an impossibly long mop in the mirrored pane of a Greek government building; strangers mesmerize us while they fold sheets into perfect corners. “Artists who design border wall prototypes are artists / who say they ‘leave politics out of it.'”

In meditative wanderings and compressed, enigmatic lyrics, Ari Banias probes the sometimes-touching, often-violent mundane to draw out the intimate, social proportions of our material world.

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Expansive... Banias's chief strength as a poet lies in observation... In this memorable work, Banias offers readers a guide to seeing the world, and its incongruences, more clearly.– "Publishers Weekly"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0393868133
ISBN-13: 9780393868135
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 10/12/2021
Dimensions: 8.49" L, 5.88" W, 0.55" H
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