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Aerial

Author: Bin Ramke
Publisher: Richmond, Calif. : Omnidawn Pub., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English
Summary:
Intensely compassionate and consoling, this collection of poetry revolves around the concept of death, offering an appreciation for nature and humanity. Playful alliterations take shape in the cloud-laden aspects of the first section and the dry realms of severe spirituality in the second. The implied narrative behind each verse has to do with family, but especially with loss of family members and how the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: poetry
Poetry
Poésie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bin Ramke
ISBN: 9781890650605 1890650609
OCLC Number: 757472333
Notes: Poetry.
Awards: Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (Poetry) 2012
Description: 109 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Clouded --
Migrations of Birds and Fishes 14 --
Living in Weather 15 --
Theseus and the Youth of Athens 16 --
Explicit at the Bedside 18 --
Cloud Continued 21 --
If Surface Is a Verb 22 --
Crystalline Structure, Threat of Weather 24 --
Recovery, to Cover Again 25 --
Aerial 26 --
The Resurgence of Pelican 27 --
Imago 28 --
Into Bad Weather Bounding 30 --
Contradiction, and the Enigmatic Modes 31 --
Factorization vs Heraldry 33 --
Reminded 35 --
Minded 38 --
To Breathe Together 39 --
Continuous Computation (1 through 3) 40 --
Desire. Consider. Star. Ice; 49 --
There Was Ever Only One Sanctity 51 --
Cloud as an Open Set Maps onto the Hillside 53 --
We Who Live Here See Air 54 --
Cipher 55 --
Fair Weather Cumulus 57 --
Again Against. Enumeration 58 --
A Measured Narrowness 61 --
Nephelomancy 62 --
Stratagems and Spoils 64 --
Sweet and Various 65 --
Literacy: Blinding Birds 68 --
Erasure's Sure Era 72 --
Proverbial Cattle 76 --
Articulation 79 --
Sayings of Desert Faters 86 --
The Dark as Memorial to Light 86 --
The Scribe Who Would Eat No Bread 86 --
A Form of Greed, or Gratitude 87 --
Toward a Name for All and None 87 --
In the Realms of the Pronouns 88 --
If a Man Cannot Understand My Silence, He Will Never Understand My Words 88 --
The Dead Remain Dead 88 --
About the Measure of Abstinence 89 --
The Measure of Weeping 89 --
The Nature of Fame 90 --
A Purging of Fellow-Feeling 90 --
Kaaba or The Orient 91 --
So We Must Reinvent Forgetting 91 --
Vector, Arrow, Carrier 91 --
Humility 91 --
The Ground Itself, Humus 92 --
Mountain Folds, Valley Folds 94 --
The Romance of the Sea 95 --
The Narrative Impulse-North and South 96 --
At Henri Michaux's 98 --
A Questioning (Margery Kempe) 100 --
In a Familiar Form 101 --
Margery Kempe and the Questionings 102 --
Beautiful Island 103 --
An Unsaying 106.
Responsibility: Bin Ramke.

Abstract:

Intensely compassionate and consoling, this collection of poetry revolves around the concept of death, offering an appreciation for nature and humanity. Playful alliterations take shape in the cloud-laden aspects of the first section and the dry realms of severe spirituality in the second. The implied narrative behind each verse has to do with family, but especially with loss of family members and how the connections they once formed live on for good or ill. Drawing from previous careers in mathematics and literary editing, Ramke's resulting style is one that moves readily among scientific, religious, and literary discourse and discoveries. Sharply examining the connection between what is manufactured and what is fact, the result is a tumbling sort of movement through the shadowy areas of consciousness--leaving readers with the awareness that knowledge is adventure.

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"To address the enormity of death, Ramke has taken the route of assembling a compendium of speakers from far and recent history and from all four quarters of world: Biblical Luke, 6th century Roman Read more...

 
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