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A provisional map of the lost continent : poems

Author: Gregory Mahrer
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2016.
Series: Poets out loud.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First edition
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A Provisional Map of the Lost Continent charts a territory built of speculative histories, indeterminate landscapes, and mock narratives, all of them at the threshold linking exterior and interior worlds. Their logic is highly grammatical and slyly confounding, perfectly clear and drawn from dream. It is here, "between / what is occluded and what has elapsed," that Mahrer's ambiguous, disordered subjects begin their  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Mahrer
ISBN: 9780823271153 0823271153
OCLC Number: 918594412
Awards: Short-listed for Northern California Book Award in Poetry 2017
Description: ix, 56 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: I Red City Studies (Graphite and Pollen) Drift Ciudad de Oro Itinerary of Fire Hinterland Franciscan Melange Blackout Travelogue The Age of Glass Whiteout An Unaddressed Envelope Fills with Snow Alternation of Flight and Perching II Fable Refrain Under: Variations Ciudad de Plata Vacancy Chimera Flurry En Las Calles de Borges Inquest at Century's End Empty Square, Twilight Corner Plot Raft Verge Colony III Understory A Provisional Map of the Lost Continent Ciudad de las Manos Dinner Guests Ideograph Icelandia A Sequence of Knots Fandango Defenestration As in the Letter O Glossolalia Accident Camera Obscura Apprenticeship Afterlife
Series Title: Poets out loud.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Gregory Mahrer.

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A Provisional Map of the Lost Continent charts a territory built of speculative histories, indeterminate landscapes, and mock narratives, all of them at the threshold linking exterior and interior worlds. Their logic is highly grammatical and slyly confounding, perfectly clear and drawn from dream. It is here, "between / what is occluded and what has elapsed," that Mahrer's ambiguous, disordered subjects begin their journeys.

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"I'm not sure exactly how Greg Mahrer catches `the weak sunlight of old empires' in the prism of this book, but everywhere these poems refract that light into its constituent spectrum: discovery and Read more...

 
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