The Unfollowing

The Unfollowing

Book - 2016
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The Unfollowing is a sequence of elegies, mourning public as well as personal loss. The grief is not coherent. Though the poems are each fourteen lines long, they are not sonnets but anti-sonnets. They are composed entirely of non sequiturs, with the intention of demonstrating, if not achieving, a refusal to follow aesthetic proprieties, and a rejection of the logic of mortality and of capitalism. Outrage, hilarity, anxiety, and ribaldry are not easily separated in the play of human emotions. And they are all the proper, anarchic medium for staying alive.
Publisher: Oakland, California : Omnidawn Publishing, [2016]
ISBN: 9781632430151
1632430150
Branch Call Number: 811.54 H3662U 2016
Characteristics: 89 pages ; 23 cm

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MicheleJ
Jun 01, 2016

Different style of poetry than what I consider standard. The poet jumps from one image or thought to another within each poem. This style works like a walk where one eyes observe one thing to the next. I enjoyed reading for awhile...then felt too tedious to continue. So stopped reading book half way through. I do recommend though..just to experience this different approach to a poem.

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