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Earth on earth : poems

Author: Bin Ramke
Publisher: Oakland, California : Omnidawn, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English
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"A kind of translation of a thousand-year-old poem, "Earth took of Earth," this book is an attempt to restate in personal, emotional terms a sense of both danger and of consolation from earth itself. Many of these poems arose during a collaboration with the ecologist-ceramicist Mia Mulvey: her work with earth, clay often extruded through digitally guided machinery, continually rhymes with Ramke's attempts to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Poésie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bin Ramke
ISBN: 9781632430991 1632430991
OCLC Number: 1243350549
Description: 110 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Bin Ramke.

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"A kind of translation of a thousand-year-old poem, "Earth took of Earth," this book is an attempt to restate in personal, emotional terms a sense of both danger and of consolation from earth itself. Many of these poems arose during a collaboration with the ecologist-ceramicist Mia Mulvey: her work with earth, clay often extruded through digitally guided machinery, continually rhymes with Ramke's attempts to understand damages done, but also to celebrate the facts of earth-as, for instance, that geosmin, the scent of wet soil, is so recognizable even in trace amounts. The title of this book is a play on the phrase "heaven on earth": no, the very best-and it is a lot-to hope for is earth on earth"--

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"The title of Ramke's collection Earth on Earth signals an intent to take what tends earthward as so many mirror-inverted ascents of sense. 'We want to fall,' the poet writes, but instead 'we walk Read more...

 
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