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How to avoid speaking

Author: Jaimee Hills
Publisher: Chipping Norton, [England] ; Baltimore, MD : The Waywiser Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How to Avoid Speaking is the latest winner of the prestigious Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, and was selected from almost 500 submissions by the English poet, editor, critic and anthologist, Anthony Thwaite. The collection is an exploration of speech, of sound and strange noises, which begins with the first confrontation with language and ends with a voice beyond the dead. It is a space where Brad Pitt becomes a 16th  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaimee Hills
ISBN: 9781904130840 1904130844
OCLC Number: 920869887
Awards: Winner of the tenth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, (2014).
Description: 92 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: I. Synaethesia --
Chlamydia --
Lullaby --
Discerning sound --
Birds --
Saxifrage is my flower that splits the rocks --
True knot --
Lavender mist --
Sprung --
Somber --
Fallen --
Wonder --
Radiance --
The oyster --
How to avoid speaking --
II. On S --
Lo lee ta --
Andy Warhol's wig --
On x-rays --
On M --
Wonder Woman's resumé --
Frida Kahlo's eyebrows --
On J --
On Q-tips --
On D --
On F --
On Z --
III. Derrida eats a Dorito --
Nothing rhymes with gitmo --
Keys to the kingdom --
Albanian virgin --
The snows of Kilimanjaro are melting --
Windmills --
Echo and Narcissus --
Lust --
Couple on display --
On beauty --
30-second spot --
Poet as anticapitalist --
IV. Tonight the character of death will be played by Brad Pitt --
The bar --
Aubade of Resusci-Annie --
Doll coffins --
The fascist poem --
Ode to fear --
Battle of the cricket --
Textbook smile --
Graven image --
Noli me tangere --
Eurydice --
My sexist thesaurus --
Emaciated muse --
Harpy --
Still life.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Jaimee Hills.

Abstract:

How to Avoid Speaking is the latest winner of the prestigious Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, and was selected from almost 500 submissions by the English poet, editor, critic and anthologist, Anthony Thwaite. The collection is an exploration of speech, of sound and strange noises, which begins with the first confrontation with language and ends with a voice beyond the dead. It is a space where Brad Pitt becomes a 16th century anatomical drawing, where a Hemingway story melts under the threat of global warming, where Derrida agonizes over eating a Dorito. Through verse forms both innovative and traditional, Jaimee Hills's debut collection explores a philosophy of the awkward, and the memento mori, in an investigation of what it means to own a body and speak through it. -- Website.

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