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Insofar

Author: Sarah Gridley
Publisher: Kalamazoo, Michigan : Western Michigan University, 2020.
Series: New Issues Poetry & Prose
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : State or province government publication : English : First Edition
Summary:
""Insofar" is a collection of poems dedicated to analogical reasoning, seeking to remember basic terms of relation and proportion. Archival in mood, it works with and against the idea of an A-Z filing system. This alphabet is akin to a damaged rosary or abacus-an accounting system that carries on in the midst of physical or spiritual impairment. While the poems proceed alphabetically, there are gaps in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
poetry
Poésie
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Gridley
ISBN: 9781936970650 1936970651
OCLC Number: 1130322278
Notes: "A Green Rose book."
Description: 72 pages ; 25 cm
Series Title: New Issues Poetry & Prose
Responsibility: Sarah Gridley.

Abstract:

""Insofar" is a collection of poems dedicated to analogical reasoning, seeking to remember basic terms of relation and proportion. Archival in mood, it works with and against the idea of an A-Z filing system. This alphabet is akin to a damaged rosary or abacus-an accounting system that carries on in the midst of physical or spiritual impairment. While the poems proceed alphabetically, there are gaps in representation, and redundancies. The poems get stuck in certain alphabetic registers and elide over others. Four of the poems share the same title, "Insofar," as if transfixed by the relational reasoning set up by that adverbial phrase. The collection as a whole is cast in an adverbial mood, exploring disposition as a vital qualifier to thought and action. Its theology, insofar as it finds one, is earth-based, pluralistic, and cyclical. Its fondest prayer is that we come to our senses"--

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