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Disposable Camera (Paperback)

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    Although Disposable Camera is Janet Foxman’s first book-length collection, one would not know it given the wry sophistication of the poems found within. The notion of the disposable camera permeates the entire book, where Foxman consi......more

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Although Disposable Camera is Janet Foxman’s first book-length collection, one would not know it given the wry sophistication of the poems found within. The notion of the disposable camera permeates the entire book, where Foxman considers the instabilities in even our deepest attachments. Here gulfs expand, for instance, between twins, between the musician and his instrument, between the recluse and his inconsolable solitude. Whether a hermit; a twin; a filmgoer utterly taken with Triumph of the Will; or Masaccio, just after he’s painted the Expulsion—the poems’ speakers share a nagging anxiety that satisfaction may not exist outside the effort to imagine it, and that efforts at art and making, however compulsory to their executor, are probably regrettable from the start. A formally inventive and daring book, and one that displays a sophistication well beyond the poet’s years, Disposable Camera will be a valuable addition to American poetry.

Janet Foxman is a freelance writer and editor, as well as a senior production editor at a publishing house.

Author:
Foxman, Janet
Series Title:
Phoenix Poets
Genre:
POETRY / American / General
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
73
Language:
English
Publisher:
Univ of Chicago Pr
Publish Date:
11/15/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9780226924113
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
0.25 in
Unit weight:
0.3 lb
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