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Ozone journal

Author: Peter Balakian
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2015]
Series: Phoenix poets.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
"A sequel of sorts to "Ziggurat," published in the Phoenix Poets series in 2010, the title poem from "Ozone Journal" recounts the memory of the speaker's excavating the bones of Armenian genocide victims in the Syrian desert with a TV journalist crew in 2009. The speaker "dreams back," as it were, to the 1980s, when, as a young man in his thirties and caring for a young daughter after a recent divorce, he is having  Read more...

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Genre/Form: American poetry
Additional Physical Format: ebook version:
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Balakian
ISBN: 9780226207032 022620703X
OCLC Number: 879034203
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Poetry, 2016
Description: ix, 82 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: One. Name and place --
Pueblo 1, New Mexico --
Pueblo 2, New Mexico --
Pueblo, Christmas dance --
Joe Louis's fist --
Hart Crane in LA, 1927 --
Providence/Teheran, '79 --
Warhol/Mao, '72 --
Baseball days, '61 --
Two. Ozone journal --
Three. Here and now --
Slum drummers, Nairobi --
Leaving Aleppo --
Near the border --
Finches --
Silk road --
Series Title: Phoenix poets.
Responsibility: Peter Balakian.


Features a sequence of fifty-four short sections, each a poem in itself. This book recounts the speaker's memory of excavating the bones of Armenian genocide victims in the Syrian desert with a crew  Read more...


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"In his new book, Ozone Journal, Balakian masterfully does the things nobody else does-derange history into poetry, make poetry painting, make painting culture, make culture living-and with a Read more...

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