A Duration

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A Duration

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Author: Richard Meier

Type: PAPERBACK

ISBN: 9781950268788

Date: 20th July, 2023

Publisher: WAVE BOOKS

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In the poem-essays that comprise A Duration , writing is a physical act where writing and lived experience support one another in bodies-animal, plant, mineral, and word bodies-that are injured and heal, that die and continue in new forms, playing new roles.  Here, in his fifth book, Richard Meier transmutes years of daily practices of attention-be it to a line spoken by Lear's Fool, a train to Kingston, or  "red inside green stem below eight white petals in a spiral with space between them attached to the yellow center"-into mesmerizing trajectories through an always unfolding present. In the collapse of the border between writing and the body, A Duration , "play[s] both hearts with a heartbeat and kinship of place, time, mundanity in the continuous onrushing imagined joy."

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