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Author: Ander Monson
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Sarabande Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Available World is strikingly original and often exhilarating. This is a refreshing and knowledgeable voice that drew me into listening carefully. There are only a few books of poems a year that engross you so convincingly.--Jim Harrison.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ander Monson
ISBN: 9781932511833 1932511830
OCLC Number: 434613446
Description: 85 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: One. Availability --
Rich World --
On Basketball --
Sermon, Now Encrypted --
Availability --
Some of Us Have Fewer --
Sometimes the Air Surrounding Me Is Sudden with Flowers --
Sermon for the Day After the Last Missed Apocalypse Prediction --
From the Anthology of Dreams of Death: Dream that Ends with an Axe in a Garage Wall --
For Orts --
Nihilist Desire --
I Have Been Trying to Make Something Happen --
Two. Availability --
Version of Hush --
Avatar: Eclogue --
Stopped-Up Gutter Sermon Found Underneath an Ear that Was Pressed to the Ground --
Availability --
Pissing Listening to Elinor Benedict --
More Precisely --
Work-Related Injury Sermon --
A Brief History of the Kiss According to the Reverend --
Can We Get to the Center of It --
Trace --
At Night My Armless Brother's Heart Sounds Like This: Systole & Diastole --
This Simulation: Tour --
Wil Wheaton as Icarus, Descending --
Ordinary Experience --
Sermon for the Midway Point --
Methylchloroisothiazolinone --
Exhaust --
Three. Deciduousness --
Before Vandalism --
Detail of My Sort of Light --
More and More Availability --
Short Sermon on/for the Serious Number --
The Usual Kind of Coma --
Dear Boar --
This Calculus Sermon --
Any Vanishing Point Is as Good as This --
Maybe Visionary Sermon --
It's True, I Love the Shape of Steam --
Slow Dance with Icarus --
Sermon in Ribbons --
Elegy for Beotch --
Eminent Domain.
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Abstract:

The Available World is strikingly original and often exhilarating. This is a refreshing and knowledgeable voice that drew me into listening carefully. There are only a few books of poems a year that engross you so convincingly.--Jim Harrison.

Monson's poems celebrate defiant excess. In this land of scarcity, right living involves using up what you have, where you have it; otherwise someone might wreck, steal, or use it and you might not get any more ... [A] carpe diem for obscure, doomed youth.--Stephen Burt in The Believer.

"I would like some kind of notification/that I am not alone" writes Ander Monson in poems full of hard-earned music, punctuated with upholstery, gasoline fumes, kitchen cabinets, calculus, emergency rooms, baseball, bathroom floors, and other details of twenty-first-century American life. Monson forces these details into a lyric to make a sermon for our days.

Rarely will a reader these days find sermons that are so utterly contemporary and yet so unmistakably a part of a long tradition in the American lyric. There are "forces at work here that are not apparent on the first viewing" in this book, and there are "fireworks dismantling the sky." "Of all the somnambulists / trolling the floors of the town" of American poetics, Ander Monson is surely a master whose work will be remembered by more than "a line in the paper" of tomorrow. For his is the poetry of "necessary glory."--Ilya Kaminsky.

In The Available World, poet Ander Monson parses, sings, and sifts his way through the abundant offerings of the modern, digital world. The result is a whirlwind of linguistic energy. Some poems are sermons, others elegies, addressing the margin between real and virtual, where we increasingly spend out time. Here, human and machine memory collide; bodies are interchangeable with the ghosts of cyberspace. Vectors bind these poems together: "There is a missing mother, a damaged / armless brother, a drunk father, a car crash." As always, Monson has an eye to the weather and its godlike force. "There / are a lot of forces working here that are not all / apparent on first viewing," he writes. Perhaps most of all, The Available World invokes Katamari Damacy, a Japanese phrase for "clump spirit," and also the title of a puzzle-action video game that asks you to roll the world's objects into a ball and throw it into space where, if big and beautiful enough, it will become a star. --Book Jacket.

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