by Ravi Shankar
cover art by Sol LeWitt
Tightly organized and orchestrated, these nut-like poems take a microscope to nature, opening it up then opening it further until the reader is lost amid rich minutia, among once-familiar objects now made strange. It’s the language itself that does the trick—Shankar has a marvelous way of getting sound and phrasing to say both something and themselves. —Cole Swensen
The sound-work of these poems is meticulous and impressive. Their field-guide knowledge runs deep. And the book, when read as a whole, becomes nothing less than a praise song of our shared physicality, and of existence known, as it must be, under the scepter of time. —Jane Hirshfield
Ravi Shankar edits Drunken Boat. His books include Instrumentality and Wanton Textiles, and he co-edited the anthology Language for a New Century.
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Published in April 2010.