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Portulans

Author: Jason Sommer
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2021.
Series: Phoenix poets.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking inspiration from medieval sea charts-portulans-the poems in Jason Sommer's collection bring a fresh variation to the ancient metaphor of life as a journey. Creating a coordinate system charting paths between ports and the dangers that surrounded them, portulans offered webs of routes and images through which sailors could navigate. These maps-both accurate and beautifully illustrated-guided mariners from port  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sommer, Jason
Portulans
Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c2021
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Sommer
ISBN: 022673742X 9780226737423
OCLC Number: 1235594675
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (81 p.).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Soul --
The Expedition --
The Most I Took Back from a Dream --
In the Basement Is the Previous Culture --
Satori --
Changing the Script --
Wakened to a Certain Knowledge of a Limited Kind --
Multiverse --
Incident at the Mother's --
Four Photos and Brief Case Report from the Journal Surgery --
In the Moment before the Call Drops --
In Their Nature: A Trio of Neighbors in a Sidewalk Chat --
Children Wearing My Shoes --
He Thinks --
To Myself in the Coming Time --
Billy's Facts of Life --
At the Friends of the Library Local Authors Event --
Lot's Daughters --
The Old Art --
Apollo Takes the Trophy of Marsyas --
L. Receives Honorable Mention in Late Middle Age --
What Men Want --
Grudge --
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Series Title: Phoenix poets.
Responsibility: Jason Sommer.
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Taking cues from medieval sea charts-portulans-the poems in Jason Sommer's collection bring a fresh variation to the ancient metaphor of life as a journey.  Read more...

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"'There are no words / beneath the shape of things, ' Sommer concedes, but his poems almost make one believe that there could be. With the care and precision of a navigator trying to discern paths Read more...

 
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