Black Aperture: Poems (walt Whitman Award Of The Academy Of American Poets)

By: Rasmussen, Matt

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In his moving debut collection, Matt Rasmussen faces the tragedy of his brother s suicide, refusing to focus on the expected pathos, blurring the edge between grief and humor. In Outgoing, the speaker erases his brother s answering machine message to save his family from the shame of dead you / answering calls. In other poems, once-ordinary objects become dreamlike. A buried light bulb blooms downward, a flower / of smoldering filaments. A refrigerator holds an evening landscape, a tinfoil lake, vegetables / dying in the crisper. Destructive and redemptive, Black Aperture opens to the complicated entanglements of mourning: damage and healing, sorrow and laughter, and torment balanced with moments of relief.

Title: Black Aperture: Poems (walt Whitman Award Of The Academy Of American Poets)

Author Name: Rasmussen, Matt

Categories: Poetry.,

Publisher: Lsu Press, 2013:

ISBN Number: 080715086X

ISBN Number 13: 9780807150863

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: vg

Seller ID: BB0255450

Description: A nice clean copy.