The Eye Like a Strange Balloon: Poems (Grover Press Poetry) (Paperback)

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The poems in The Eye Like a Strange Balloon find their seed in paintings, film, video, photographs, and collage, and the end results are something more than a sum of their parts. Beginning with a painting done in 2003, the poems move backwards in time to 1 BC, where an architectural fragment is painted on an architectural fragment, highlighting visual art's strange relationship between the image and the thing itself. The total effect is exhilarating--a wholly original, personal take on art history coupled with Bang's sly and elegant commentary on poetry's enduring subjects: Love, Death, Time and Desire. The recipient of numerous prizes and awards, Bang stands at the front of American poetry with this new work, asking more of the English language, and enticing and challenging the reader.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802141576
ISBN-10: 0802141579
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: September 29th, 2004
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Grover Press Poetry